Volunteer fire units receive ‘much needed’ funds

first_img Volunteer fire units receive ‘much needed’ funds Latest Stories John Register, president of the Pike County Fire Fighters Association, said the annual appropriation is much needed and much appreciated by all the volunteer fire fighters.“When money is as tight as it is right now, every penny helps,” Register said. “Proration has hit us just like it has everybody else. We try to spend the funds that are made available to us as wisely as possible.“We appreciate Sen. Mitchell who always finds time to present the checks to us and want to thank him and all our legislators for keeping us in the budget.”The funds the legislature provides are used to help the volunteer fire departments make repairs, buy equipment and insurance and maintain equipment. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Murder suspect remains in jail Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal wreck that resulted in a Brundidge man being charged with the murder… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Email the author The senator brought checks in the amount of $1,176 for each of the nine volunteer fire departments in the county.“These funds are annual appropriations by the Legislature and are intended to help provide fire service to communities that would normally be without this much needed service,” Mitchell said. “The fire fighters unselfishly provide volunteer service to their communities and they are to be congratulated on their commitment to their fellowman.“This appropriation has been a line item since 1990, and there have times when it was omitted from the state budget, and we’ve had to fight to get it reinstated. But we need to do what we can to support our volunteer fire fighters for all that they do to protect their communities.” Sponsored Content “This is public money, and we always spend it with that in mind,” Register said.“We also get money from the tobacco tax, and that’s about $1,100 a month and that’s a big help. Each department has fundraisers and we always appreciate donations.”Register said the volunteer fire departments train and prepare fire fighters to respond to fires and other emergency situations in their communities and beyond when needed.The volunteer fire departments that received annual funding were Meeksville, Lewis Davis, chief; Banks, Shane Brown, chief; Brundidge, Jonathan Sneed, chief; Goshen, Mark Miley, chief; Henderson, Ross Paul, chief; Springhill, Ray Armstrong, chief; Hamilton Crossroads, Tad Dent, chief; Saco, Jeff Allen, chief; and Pike County Fire and Rescue, Cliff Davis, chief. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Print Article The chiefs of the volunteer fire departments in Pike County gathered at the Meeksville Fire Station on Monday afternoon for, what has become, an annual event.There was a lot of sharing of what’s going on at each of the fire stations and some personal catch ups, but mainly the talk was about the needs of each of the departments and how best to meet those needs.When Sen. Wendell Mitchell arrived at the station, there were handshakes and words of appreciation for what he brought along from Montgomery. Book Nook to reopen Published 9:12 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img

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