CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A $5 million fund set up to help volunteer fire departments pay higher workers’ compensation insurance premiums has paid out $892,530, according to state Auditor Glen Gainer’s office.
The average payout has been $4,020, Gainer’s office said. The smallest payout, $41, went to the Brenton Volunteer Fire Department in Wyoming County. The largest payout, $40,120, went to Independent Fire Co. No. 1, which serves Charles Town and Ranson in Jefferson County.
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