FIRE Act grants 2 years in a row!!
Well it became official 2 weeks ago but I'm just now getting around to posting it. The Farina Fire Protection District has recieved a FIRE Act grant for the 2nd year in a row. Last year the grant was for over $115K ofr new turnouts, SCBA, Cascade and Compressor, Radios and misc. other gear. This year it's $45K for a new chassis for our tanker.
The chassis is replacing a 1979 Ford that in a previous life was a GRAIN TRUCK!! With just over 95000 miles it's about time to repace the 5-speed, dual speed rear axle, gas motor truck.
BTW that was a LONG month between getting the letter from FEMA asking for matching funds and actually getting approval.