ShareThis Page
Murrysville

Delmont VFD receives state grant, donated truck

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
Dominion Energy Transmission’s Bill Murphy, Dominion Energy Transmission employee and volunteer firefighter Don Cline and Fire Chief Rich Balik pose for a photo with the Ford truck donated by Dominion.
Submitted photo
Dominion Energy Transmission’s Bill Murphy, Dominion Energy Transmission employee and volunteer firefighter Don Cline and Fire Chief Rich Balik pose for a photo with the Ford truck donated by Dominion.

In spite of the recent frigid weather, this winter has been kind to the members of the Delmont Volunteer Fire Department.

The department is the recipient of an $11,500 state grant, as well as a Ford F-250 truck donated by Dominion Energy officials.

More than $278,000 in fire department and emergency medical service state grant money was awarded to 23 departments in central Westmoreland County late last week, Delmont among them.

State Rep. Eric Nelson, R-Hempfield, said that the grant money comes from state gaming proceeds as required under state law. He said the money can be used to build, repair or renovate fire company or an ambulance services structures, equipment, training, or to pay organization debt.

The 2011 Ford truck replaces a department vehicle that was more than 30 years old, according to Dominion spokesman Frank Mack.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me