GLEN ROCK – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Representative Kate Klunk (R-York) today announced that Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company will receive a $200,000 loan from the state to assist in the purchase of a new fire truck.
The new 2019 Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty rescue pumper with a 500-gallon tank replaces the company’s Pierce Heavy duty rescue, which has been in service for nearly 20 years. The low-interest loan is through the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner’s Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP).
VLAP provides loans at an interest rate of two percent to volunteer fire, ambulance, and rescue companies for the acquisition, rehabilitation or improvement of equipment and facilities.
Jeffrey Dell, President of Glen Rock Hose and Ladder, said, “This loan has been a very crucial part in allowing us to improve the services we provide. We have been able to replace an aging piece with a state-of-the-art vehicle that is a dual piece unit, meaning that it can be used as a suppression pumper for fires or, as a rescue, utilizing a number of tools that is carried on it.”
“The new Rescue will be able to serve our department for the next 20 plus years,” he added.
“Ensuring our local volunteer firefighters have the best tools to deal with disasters in our communities is paramount to the safety of local citizens,” Phillips-Hill said. “This loan would not be possible without the tireless advocacy and commitment to public safety of the volunteer firefighters of Glen Rock Hose and Ladder.”
“This loan is great news for the people of Glen Rock and the surrounding municipalities that receive fire protection from the department,” Klunk said. “Our volunteer emergency responders provide a much-needed service to our community. This funding, coupled with a package of House bills recently approved to assist our emergency responders, will further support the exceptional emergency services residents receive, expect, and deserve.”