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Cove-Area Fire Companies, EMS Receive State Grant

Cove-area fire companies have received nearly $73,000 from the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Services Grant Program.

The grants are awarded annually to volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services, and rescue squads through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The grants can be used for equipment, training, debt reduction and construction or upgrades to facilities.

The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company received $15,000. Chief Scotty Eicher said the money will be used to upgrade the lighting on the tanker. Eicher said the original lighting is halogen bulb, which put...


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