TOWANDA — Bradford County Commissioners announced that they are donating $10,000 to each Bradford County Fire Department and Emergency Management System, per approving Resolution 2020-14 at their Sept. 24 meeting.
“We are so thankful to be able to do this,” said Commissioner Doug McLinko. “We are very thankful for our first responders.
Most fire department activities this year have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions.
“This is a little bit we are giving back to them,” said Commissioner Daryl Miller. “They volunteer to raise the money to buy the equipment and they also volunteer when someone calls 911.”
Commissioners stated that due to lack of funds for these entities this year, they did raise more than usual for fire and EMS companies in Bradford, but the roughly $300,000 they approved this day was a usual contribution they make every year.