Local Fire Companies Get State Grants

Three Columbia County fire companies are receiving state grant money to help them be prepared to fight forest and brush fires. Espy Fire Company is getting $10-thousand dollars,  Valley Chemical Fire Co. in Numidia is getting just over $3-thousand dollars and Mifflin Township Forest Rangers and Fire Company # 1 in Mifflinville is receiving almost $27-hundred dollars from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Terry Brady is a DCNR spokesman, he says in all DCNR is handing out nearly $650-thousand dollars to 132 small fire companies across the Commonwealth.