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State releases audit for Sharpsburg fire relief group

Tawnya Panizzi
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Sharpsburg and Aspinwall volunteer firefighters battle a blaze at a residential duplex along Cecil Street on April 20, 2019.
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Sharpsburg and Aspinwall volunteer firefighters battle a blaze at a residential duplex along Cecil Street on April 20, 2019.

The Sharpsburg Fireman’s Relief Association got the ‘all clear’ from audits released by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

Finances from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2018, were reviewed.

The goal is to determine whether the group complied with laws pertaining to state aid and expenses paid by relief funds.

In 2018, 2,518 municipalities received $55.1 million for distribution to volunteer firefighter relief associations for training, new equipment and insurance costs, as well as death benefits for firefighters.

They receive aid from a 2% state tax on fire insurance premiums purchased by Pennsylvania residents from out-of-state casualty insurance companies.

Audits were conducted in Allegheny County and neighboring counties that include Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland.

The full reports are online at paauditor.gov.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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