The Alpha Volunteer Fire Co. has 20 new pagers courtesy of a $10,000 donation from the John Dolak American Legion Post 446 in the borough, the fire chief reports.
The previous pagers, which alerted firefighters as the dispatch tones sounded a fire call, were 10 years old and no longer being serviced by Motorola, Chief Sean McDyer said. The new pagers provide key information to firefighters, he said. "This is the second time they've made a donation to us" in recent years, McDyer said. The other time, the department was able to use that $10,000 to buy equipment for a new firetruck.