Auditor General Releases Audits for Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Associations in Six Counties

Auditor General  Releases Audits for Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Associations in Six Counties

Harrisburg, PA

 

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRAs) in Allegheny, Bucks, Indiana, Lawrence, Luzerne and Montgomery counties.

“Volunteer firefighters’ relief associations help to provide essential life-saving equipment, critical training and insurance for thousands of volunteer firefighters and emergency service providers,” DePasquale said.

VFRAs receive state aid from a 2 percent state tax on fire insurance premiums purchased by Pennsylvania residents from out-of-state casualty insurance companies. In 2018, 2,518 municipalities received $55.1 million for distribution to VFRAs to provide training, purchase equipment and insurance, and pay for death benefits for volunteer firefighters.

 

Allegheny County

Turtle Creek VFRA – No findings 

Bucks County

Lingohocken VFRA – No findings

Indiana County

Creekside VFRA – No findings     

Lawrence County

South New Castle Borough VFRA – No findings 

Luzerne County

Malby VFRA  

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