LIMERICK PA – Both the Limerick and Linfield fire companies, individually and collaboratively, hope to expand their existing facilities and add new ones during the next five years. They’ve asked the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors to consider offering some help, The Limerick Patch online news service reported Wednesday (Nov. 21, 2012).
The companies’ joint capital projects plan proposes the addition of shower and sleeping facilities at both stations; addition of an ambulance, office space and possibly a social hall at Linfield; creation of a mutual fire training facility; and the addition of four new truck bays and a larger bay for Ladder 54 at Limerick, The Patch said. The plan also includes insurance and maintenance costs.
Their desire to expand, however, is somewhat hindered by the limited success of fund-raising drives in a continuing tight economy, the respective fire chiefs told supervisors.
They asked supervisors to consider committing to either contributing a portion of the plan’s expenses over a period of years, or allow the companies to “leverage” township borrowing power, according to The Patch.
- Read a story by editor Alyson D’Alessandro, titled “Limerick, Linfield Fire Co. Look to Expand” and published Wednesday by The Patch, here.