12-11-2002, 10:28 AM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2002
- Land of milk and honey.
Eight rural fire departments receive grants
L O C A L • N E W S
Rural fire departments receive $51,300
Eight volunteer fire departments in Grayson County recently received some help in funding their operations in the form of award notices from the Rural Fire Department Assistance Program.
Bells Volunteer Fire Department received the most funding at $51,300 to help pay for up to 90 percent of the cost of a new small brush truck and $1,125 to pay up to 75 percent of the cost of rescue equipment.
The Pottsboro department will be able to purchase computers, rescue equipment and structural protective gear with the $15,700 it received. The money will pay up to 75 percent of the cost of the equipment and gear.
The Sadler Volunteer Fire Department will cover up to 90 percent of the cost of a small truck chassis with the $18,000 it received.
The Southmayd department received $1,600 for dry hydrants, which covers 100 percent of the cost. Gordonville Volunteer Fire Department received $1,950 to cover up to 75 percent of the cost of wildland protective gear. Howe Volunteer Fire Department also received $2,500 for firefighter training tuition for the program. The depart will have 100 percent of tuition costs covered by the grant.
Whitewright Volunteer Fire Department receive $7,500 for fire equipment and $1,960 for firefighter training. Up to 75 percent of the equipment and up to 100 percent of the tuition cost will be covered by the grants.
The Rural Fire Department Assistance Program was established by the 77th Legislature when it passed House Bill 2604. The bill provides $15 million annually to assist fire departments with equipment purchases and training.
The funds for the grants come from an assessment made on certain property and casualty insurers. More than 400 grants have been given to 325 fire departments from 153 counties across Texas.
01-04-2003, 10:08 PM #2
- Join Date
- Mar 1999
- Granbury (TX) VFD
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