Hanover Township receives over $217,000 loan

WILKES-BARRE, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced the Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association Inc. received a $217,915 low-interest loan through the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program administered by the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“These loan programs are vital to ensuring that our local fire and ambulance companies can continue to operate and protect our family, friends and neighbors,” Pashinski said. “These men and women put their lives on the line daily for us, and any help we can provide to them is much needed and greatly appreciated.”

The Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association Inc. took its first call as an all-volunteer association on March 31, 1940 and has grown to include both paid and volunteer first responders. The association can provide advanced life support without relying on agencies outside Hanover Township.

The Volunteer Loan Assistance Program was established in 1976 by the General Assembly to provide loans at a fixed 2 percent interest rate to volunteer fire, ambulance and rescue companies to acquire, rehabilitate or improve apparatus, facilities and equipment. Since its inception, the program has approved more than $489 million in loans for Pennsylvania’s volunteer emergency services community.