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Support Aspinwall VFD with T-shirt purchase

Tawnya Panizzi
| Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Members of the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department gather at the fire hall along First Street.
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Members of the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department gather at the fire hall along First Street.

Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department is selling T-shirts and hoodies to commemorate the organization's 125th anniversary in 2018.

Black and white long-sleeved T-shirts are available, as well as black sweatshirts.

Prices are $20 to 30.

The Aspinwall VFD operates with 25 volunteers who respond to about 550 calls a year in the borough and neighboring communities. From January to July of this year, members responded to 295 calls.

The department runs two engines, a rescue truck and a squad truck. The $90,000 budget is supported by the borough, which pays about $60,000 for utilities and vehicle maintenance. Volunteers are responsible for raising the balance of funds.

To order a shirt or sweatshirt, call Fire Chief Gene Marsico at 412-728-4477 or Assistant Chief J.C. Teyssier at 412-932-4959. Also, order forms are available at the Aspinwall municipal building on Commercial Avenue.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or @tawnyatrib.

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