100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640

Phone: 570-826-6144
Fax: 570-655-1180

Copyright © 2022 WVIA, all rights reserved. WVIA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

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.