DOVER — Kent County Levy Court Commissioners attended the Kent County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association’s Installation of Officers Ceremony Nov. 15 at the Little Creek Fire Company to present checks to local fire companies.
Kent Levy Court President Terry Pepper, along with Commissioners Joanne Masten, Jody Sweeney, Robert Scott and Paul Hertz presented checks totaling $1,100,000 which was split among each of the 19 fire companies.
Funds were appropriated from the County’s FY24 budget.
“We feel obligated to support our fire companies because we don’t have a central fire company with paid staff; and these fire companies are staffed with people who have other jobs but volunteer their time to protect and serve us. This is the least we can do to help our fire companies,” said Mr. Pepper.
Appropriations were distributed as follows: