Coaldale Fire Chief Richard Marek says the bank account is at zero and part of the reason is that the fire company's been shorted from an annual budget allotment.
At Tuesday's Coaldale Borough Council meeting, Marek said the fire department received about $16,000 from what was a $20,000 borough budget item in 2012.
The same thing happened again in 2013, Marek said. In fact, Marek did the math to see where the situation stood.
"The difference is $8,944.88. We rely on that $20,000," he told council.