Insurance premium payoffs increase for Delaware emergency services

    Emergency service agencies in Delaware will receive $26.5 million from insurance premiums this year, up from last year’s $24.3 million.

    The money, which comes from premium taxes paid to the state by insurance companies, will be split among the state’s volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies, the Associated Press reports.

    Here’s the breakdown:

    $4 million to the Wilmington Firemen’s Pension Fund
    $416,000 each to New Castle County’s 21 volunteer fire companies
    $198,000 each to Kent County’s 18 fire companies
    $272,000 each to Sussex County’s 21 fire companies
    $70,000 each to the state’s 63 volunteer ambulance and rescue services

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