Grant for $332,500 to assist firefighters

June 12th, 2015 11:55 am

First Posted: 3/3/2010

At the Abington Township Supervisors meeting Feb. 22, it was announced that the township has received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $332,500 to assist firefighters in their training. The grant will be used to purchase a Class A trailer and all other equipment necessary for firefighter training and will cover everything except a ladder tower, according to the supervisors. This grant will benefit Susquehanna, Lackawanna, Wayne and Wyoming County, as well as the Clarks Summit and Dalton fire companies. The training facility used will be the Northeast Pennsylvania Emergency Services Training Center. Abington Township will supply a five percent match to the training center. Township supervisors decided on a new way to fight the phosphorus and nitrate in their lagoon. Director of Public Works Thomas James introduced the idea of using the water hyacinth, a free-floating aquatic plant At only $1.15 per plant, the township has decided to purchase 500 to 1,000to get started on solving the lagoon pollution problem.