WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The last time the Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department replaced its supply hoses was 1984, which is too long ago if you ask the firemen. But after 22 years, Waynesboro will be able to get new hoses thanks to a $22,800 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department board chairman David Martin said the grant will help purchase 5,000 feet of much-needed new supply hose.
"Supply hoses last 15 years," he said. "Ours is leaky, beyond use and badly needs discarding."
While the hoses still work and have posed no real threat to firemen, Waynesboro Fire Chief Ron Flegel said the current hoses tend to double as sprinklers.
"Some of our supply hoses now will water your lawn while we put out the fire," he said.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., visited the small Potomac Street Station on Thursday to present the grant to Waynesboro's fire department.