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39 Western Pennsylvania first-responders get donation from Chevron

Stephen Huba
| Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Fifty-seven volunteer fire departments and first-responders, including 39 in Western Pennsylvania, have $2,500 more to spend thanks to a donation from Chevron Appalachia.

The Coraopolis-based energy giant donated $143,500 to the fire departments to use as they see fit.

In Westmoreland County, the donations went to the Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Department, the Westmoreland County Emergency Management Agency and the Yukon-South Huntingdon Township Volunteer Fire Department.

“It will be used to help maintain our equipment and meters, and the self-contained breathing apparatus used by the (Fayette County) Emergency Management Agency,” said Fayette County EMA Director Roy Shipley.

“It allows us to help fund our sick and accident insurance and equipment payments,” said firefighter Steven Miske of Tower Hill #2 Volunteer Fire Department.

“Every little bit helps,” said firefighter George Matis of the Republic Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to 20 Fayette County departments, the donations went to nine Greene County departments and six Washington County separtments.

In Allegheny County, the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department was a recipient.

Grants also went to 18 agencies in Ohio and West Virginia.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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