Volunteers at Fawn Fire Company No. 2 will be better equipped to fight wildfires thanks to new gear and equipment.
Phillip Smozski, fire lieutenant, said the department plans to outfit its utility terrain vehicle with $1,600 in firefighting equipment that includes fire rakes and Indian packs, or portable pump tanks.
“We are very excited about this because it will wrap up a project that we’ve been working on for several years,” Smozski said.
The $1,600 will come from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through a round of grants announced last week.
The Buffalo Township Fire Department also received $10,000. Officials there did not respond to calls for comment.
Gov. Tom Wolf awarded more than $762,000 to help rural communities increase wildfire preparedness.