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City will get three new fire engines

May 22, 2002|BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

Three Hagerstown volunteer fire companies will contribute up to $100,000 each to help the city pay for three new fire engines, Fire Chief Gary Hawbaker told the Mayor and City Council on Tuesday.

The city had planned to borrow $200,000 to buy one fire engine during the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The city will now borrow $300,000, which combined with the money from the volunteers, will be enough to buy three fire engines, Mayor William M. Breichner said.

"It sounds great. I'm sold," Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said. "It's great for the volunteers to do this."

Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire expressed his thanks to the volunteer companies.

The volunteer fire companies offering to contribute up to $100,000 each are South Hagerstown Fire Co., Antietam Fire Co. and Independent Junior Fire Co., according to a city document.

Hawbaker said the three new fire engines are needed because the city has three 1982 fire engines that are "in dire need of replacement."

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Hawbaker said the three volunteer fire companies were asked to contribute for the new fire engines. He said the fire companies receive money from the Washington County Gaming Commission.

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