Sunbury’s 6 volunteer fire companies and
volunteer fire police are feeling the pinch
since the coronavirus pandemic.
To ensure they have enough funds to last
throughout the year, many local fire
departments host bingos, fish fries, carnivals,
competitions and festivals; and hold other events throughout the year. The cancellation of many of those events as a result of the coronavirus has area fire department chiefs and
officers wondering what they’ll do to make
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If every household donates ONE DOLLAR
per person that lives in their home, imagine
the amount that could be raised!
All funds raised will be divided between the
6 Fire Companies and the Sunbury Fire Police.
Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire departments are financially on their own. Some volunteer departments receive funding dedicated via municipal budgets, fire taxes and grant awards.
But, that money only goes so far.
Volunteer firefighters, within limits, are required by law to have the same training as their
paid counterparts, but are often responsible for paying for that training out of their own
pockets. They often work with neighboring
departments and agencies to cover costs.
Additionally, volunteer fire departments are
responsible for paying for insurance,
purchasing equipment and for raising money
or obtaining loans/grants for vehicles such as
fire trucks and engines, which can cost
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Thank you for supporting the Sunbury Fire
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