Delaware’s volunteer fire, rescue, and ambulance companies will be receiving more money from insurance premiums this year than they did last year.
Officials say the emergency service agencies will receive about $26.5 million in the current fiscal year, up from $24.3 million in fiscal 2010.
The money comes from premium taxes paid to the state by insurance companies.
Officials say more than $4 million of this year’s total will go to the Wilmington Firemen’s Pension Fund, while each of the 21 volunteer fire companies in New Castle County will get about $416,000. The 18 Kent County fire companies will get about $198,000 each, and each of the 21 Sussex County fire companies will receive $272,000.
The state’s 63 volunteer ambulance and rescue services will get about $70,000 each.
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