Prospect Borough/Franklin Township VFD
Left to Right: President Jerry Osborne; President James Butler, Rotary
Club of Portersville-Prospect; Chief Ken Wilson
Fire and safety volunteer organizations throughout Portersville and Prospect Boroughs, and Muddy Creek and Franklin Townships are upgrading their radio communication equipment in accordance with the Butler County changeover to be in effect by the end of 2018. This is in response to the mandate by the FCC (from 2012) which requires all emergency responders to vacate their radio channels prior to 2022. The upgrade will provide for interoperability within Butler County and across Pennsylvania counties.
 
In order to help mitigate the financial burden of almost $35,000 that will be incurred by our volunteer first responder organizations, the Portersville-Prospect Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to each - the Portersville Muddy Creek Township VFD, the Prospect Borough /
Franklin Township VFD, and the Portersville Muddy Creek Volunteer EMS. The monies were raised through the events sponsored by the Rotary Club and through a Rotary District matching grant.

As a service organization that is driven by themotto “Service Above Self ”, the Rotarians wanted to recognize the valuable contributions these volunteer organizations make to our communities. The club wants to highlight the important work the VFD and EMS do and the
sacrifices they make to keep us safe.
 
 
 
Portersville Muddy Creek Township VFD
Left to Right: President Jamie Kreutz; President James Butler, Rotary
Club of Portersville-Prospect; Chief Tim Saunders
 
Portersville Muddy Creek Volunteer EMS
Left to Right: President James Butler, Rotary Club of Portersville-
Prospect; President Craig Book