The Hawley Fire Department’s Annual Letter Drive got underway in June when 1163 letters were mailed to residents and businesses served by the Hawley Fire Department. Reminder letters are being sent out in September to those that had not yet donated.?The drive is currently short of its goal by about $5,000, with responses from less than 30 percent of those that were sent letters.?A goal of $18,000 has been set for this year’s letter drive and will be used to reduce the fire department debt.?The letter drive is important to the Hawley Fire Department as it raises approximately 20 percent of its yearly budget, according to Wendy Krause, Hawley Fire Department Letter Drive Chairperson.?The Hawley Fire Department operates five front-line pieces of equipment: a 1991 KME 1250-gpm engine, 2006 KME 2500-Gallon Tanker, a 1993 KME Rescue Truck with hydraulic rescue tool and lifting bags, 1994 Brush Truck and a 2004 Air Cascade Trailer for refilling air cylinders at fire scenes.?The Hawley Fire Department serves Hawley Borough; Palmyra Township (Wayne County); Palmyra Township Pike County (Cromwelltown), bordering Lackawaxen Township and mutual aid to other emergency services in Wayne and Pike Counties.?Anyone wishing to make a contribution and did not receive a letter can mail it to: Hawley Fire Dept., Inc., P.O. Box 61, Hawley, PA 18428.?The Hawley Fire Department meets at the firehouse on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome.