MOUNT CARMEL - Daniel Skonecki of West End Fire Company was elected president of the Anthracite Firemen's Relief Association of Mount Carmel for 2014.

Other officers are: Tammy Mench, vice president, and David Berezovske, financial secretary, both of Anthracite Steam Fire Company; Carl Froutz, of American Hose and Chemical Fire Company, recording secretary, and James Weissinger Jr., Clover Hose Company, treasurer.

The investigating committee consists of David Green, American Hose; John Williams Jr., Anthracite; Philip Cimino, Clover Hose, and Ricky Schnee, West End. Other delegates to the association are Sean Williams, Anthracite, and Brian Karycki, Clover Hose.

Chartered May 4, 1896, the relief association provides insurance coverage for members of the Volunteer Fire Department of Mount Carmel, who may become injured, disabled or killed in the course of their duties.

The association also reimburses those who incur a cost to attend training, purchased equipment, such as self-contained breathing apparatus and radios, for the fire department, and assisted with loan payments in the purchase of fire apparatus.

The association meets at 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month, rotating between the borough fire companies.