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HOLLIDAYSBURG – The Allegheny Township Fire Department received a large donation on Wednesday to help purchase 16 sets of light rescue equipment.

Fiore Toyota donated $ 8,000, which will help offset the total cost of $ 14,000, fire department officials said.

“The purpose of the equipment is that when we are on the highways with accidents, especially in the summer, it can be 80, 90 degrees and we are here with our full response equipment that we use for the fires of. structure “ said Chef Tracy Saylor. “Then we have the worry that one of our firefighters will break down from heat exhaustion. “

Daniel Fiore, owner of the Toyota dealership, was inspired to donate to the fire department after the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the area in September, triggering a fire alarm in the building.

“I don’t live far from here” Fiore said. “I went down and these guys were already there.”

Fiore said he was happy to donate to the fire department because the community can count on them to show up no matter what.

“As a volunteer fire service, every gesture helps us” said Saylor.

Fiore Toyota also donated $ 2,500 each to Hollidaysburg’s Tiger Pack program and Altoona’s Mountain Lion BackPack program, which fights child hunger in their communities.

Mirror staff editor Rachel Foor is at 814-946-7458.

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