Officials are discussing implementing a hydrant fee on all households to help fund fire department needs.
Plum Borough residents might have to pay an extra fee to help fund fire department needs in upcoming years. Plum officials are considering implementing a hydrant fee for all residents to benefit the borough's fire fund. Council had voted on the matter last year and decided to give it more time. Members of the borough council finance committee—Mike Dell, Keith Nowalk and Don Knopfel—met with fire department officials on Tuesday to discuss the possibility. All four borough fire departments—Holiday Park, Unity, Logans Ferry and Renton—had representatives present at the meeting. The borough's fire fund—used to pay for fire department equipment and apparatuses, insurance, hydrant and water service, worker's compensation and more—currently has a…
The Plum Borough fire department has received funds with help from U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire.
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Logans Ferry Heights Volunteer Fire Department in Plum has received an $83,600 federal grant. U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) announced the grant is being awarded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The fire department will use the funds to replace old, outdated Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses. "This grant will help the volunteer fire department update critical equipment that will help them to continue to protect the more than 36,000 residents of western Pennsylvania they help serve," Altmire said in a press release. "I congratulate the Logans Ferry Heights Volunteer Fire Department on this award and look forward to working with them to ensure the resources …