Brookville Fire Company to Hire Two Firefighters

IMG_6001_SMLBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — The Brookville Fire Company is no longer an all-volunteer organization.

(Photo courtesy Kyle Yates Photography.)

Tuesday night at the Brookville Borough Council meeting, fire chief Jim Lipuma announced that in June, the department will hire two part-time firefighters.

They will work Monday through Friday during the day.

Lipuma said at the meeting that there will be no cost to borough taxpayers because donations from the Brookville Firemen’s Club will pay for the two firefighters. He also said that the decision was made to improve the safety of Brookville residents.

“I think it’s a great addition to the fire company,” Brookville Borough Manager Dana Shick said. “As Chief Lipuma said, the department will be able to cut its response time by 75 percent.”

Firefighting won’t be the only the thing the new employees are responsible for. They will also respond to all EMS calls in the borough until an ambulance arrives.

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