Delaware Emergency Services Get More Insurance Funds

April 18, 2011

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.

Topics Delaware

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