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Steelton Fire Department
Saturday December 26th, 2009 :: 03:54 p.m. EST

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**A Thank You From Steelton Fire Department**.

The Steelton Fire Department is just wrapping up it's annual Truck Fund Donation Drive and would like to thank each and every person who donated!

The Officers and Members folded, sealed, and mailed out 1,347 Truck Fund letters to the residents and businesses of the Borough of Steelton.

To date we have received 113 letters back, some with donations, some without, and some complaining about the department asking for donations. Of the 113 letters returned we have received $4,000.00 in donations. While this is a decent number, just 5 years ago our truck fund drive returned nearly $35,000.

These donations are a vital part of the fire departments yearly income and help to provide the needed minor repairs to fire apparatus, certain training classes, and other operating expenses.

The Fire Department has a large yearly operating budget that includes paying for certain mandatory training classes to help protect our volunteers, fire gear at a price of $3,500 dollars or more per set, hoses, ladders, gas monitoring equipment, thermal imaging cameras, flashlights and other equipment to help protect the citizens of the Borough of Steelton, as well as paying almost $40,000 a year to pay off the loan for the new Tower Truck.

Although the Borough of Steelton helps immensely and provides much needed moral support, the Steelton Fire Department is 85% funded by fundraisers, donations, and gifts in kind.

Please remember that your local volunteer fire department is YOUR fire department and needs YOUR help to provide the protection that keeps you sleeping safely and soundly at night. Without the help and support of the residents of our municipalities we would not be able to continue to operate! Any support is not only appreciated, but needed!

Thank you to everyone who has donated and everyone who continues to donate!

Donations can be mailed to:
Steelton Fire Department
185 North Front Street
Steelton, PA 17113

Checks should be made payable to:
Steelton Fire Department

If you are not a resident of the Borough of Steelton, please remember that your local volunteer fire department needs your help as well! You can send donations to them, or contact our department and we will provide you with the address of your local volunteer fire department.

You can contact us at admin@steeltonfire.com

Remember that the Steelton Fire Department is a nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible!

Thank You for your continued support,
Milt Carnes,
Captain

Address/Location
Steelton Fire Department
185 N Front St
Steelton, PA 17113

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-939-2478

Milton Carnes
Bureau of Fire
admin@steeltonfire.com
717-939-2478

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