HARRISBURG — Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Tuesday announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighters’ relief associations in Allegheny, Bucks, Clarion, Clearfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lycoming, Northumberland, Tioga, Washington, Westmoreland and York counties.

In Clearfield County, there were no findings in an audit completed for Morris Township VFRA.

“Volunteer firefighter relief associations help our fire and rescue crews to perform their dedicated, often heroic, duties. We are forever grateful,” DePasquale said.

VFRAs receive state aid from a 2 percent state tax on fire insurance premiums purchased by Pennsylvania residents from out-of-state casualty insurance companies. In 2018, 2,518 municipalities received $55.1 million for distribution to VFRAs to provide training, purchase equipment and insurance, and pay for death benefits for volunteer firefighters.

The Department of the Auditor General distributes the state aid and audits VFRAs. The full audit reports for VFRAs with findings are available online using the links provided below; others are available online at: www.PaAuditor.gov/audit-reports.