Volunteer Fire Departments Getting Financial Boost from the State
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office announced it is releasing more than $55 million in funding to thousands of volunteer fire departments. Officials say the money will be distributed based on population and the number of volunteer fire departments. Excluding Philadelphia, all of the state's remaining 66 counties will receive money. That includes at least $57,000 to every county in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Luzerne County will receive the largest amount: $1.1 million.