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Volunteer fire department lands $32K grant

The private grant money was used to buy tools


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By Terry Wright
NJ.com

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QUAKERTOWN, N.J. — It was a night of thank yous at the Quakertown Fire Company headquarters as a major donor, the firefighters and a former chief were all recognized for their accomplishments.

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The Franklin Township Committee held its Thursday, Jan. 24, meeting in the firehouse right after the company honored its insurance agency, ProAccess, and Fireman’s Fund insurance for the $32,195 equipment grant given to the volunteer unit.

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The Quakertown Fire Company has received a total of around $130,000 in the grant program over the past six years. Brad Patkochis, a former chief, noted that they budget around $20,000 a year for equipment, so this has in essence allowed them to double the amount spent over that period.

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