Fawn Fire Company No. 2 boosts wildfire gear with state grant

  • Source: TribLive
  • Published: 09/23/2022 12:00 AM

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.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe