State Rep resentative Ryan Bizzarro said he is pleased to learn that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner has granted Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department’s request for a low-interest loan for safety equipment updates.

The $200,000 loan from the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program will help the department cover the cost of a 2020 Pierce Enforcer Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper with 1,000 gallon tank and 1,500 gpm pump.

“The low-interest loan will help ensure that the fire company can improve response times to fire emergencies and save money. I thank Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego and the staff who administer these programs that will support our local fire company,” Bizzarro, D-Erie, said.

The Volunteer Loan Assistance Program provides low-interest loans to volunteer fire companies, ambulance services and rescue squads for the purchase and modernizing of apparatus, facilities and equipment.