Meuser announces funding for Luzerne County fire department
On Monday, Republican Congressman Dan Meuser announced funding for a Luzerne County fire department.
The grant totaling $564,761.90 for Newport Township Fire Department comes from a program under the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Newport Township’s department will use the money to replace its 45-year-old fire engine with a Pierce Saber Pumper, according to a release.
Township manager Joe Hillan said in a statement that it’s the largest federal grant received by Newport Township to-date.