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Snowville FD gets grant for new gear

SNOWVILLE — Volunteers with the Snowville Fire Department will soon be able to exchange their worn-out gear for some new equipment, thanks to a federal grant.
Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is providing a federal grant in the amount of $60,530 to the fire department.
“This provision of federal funding will enable the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new turn-out gear for its members, as well as new extrication equipment to assist in responding to automobile accidents,” said Boucher.
The department will purchase 10 new sets of turn-out gear, which includes pants, shirts, coats, coveralls, helmets, goggles, boots and sets of gloves. The new turn-out gear will replace older sets that have become worn due to age.
The federal funding also will assist the fire department in purchasing new extrication equipment. Currently, the department’s extrication equipment is operated by a gasoline engine that can be dangerous at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. The new equipment will be operated by a battery and will allow members to respond to an accident more safely and efficiently.
The Snowville Volunteer Fire Department has 33 members. It also provides fire protection to 80 square miles in Pulaski County.
“I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has provided this funding to the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department. It is important to ensure the safety of our fire and rescue personnel, and today’s announcement will help further this goal,” Boucher said.

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Snowville FD gets grant for new gear

SNOWVILLE — Volunteers with the Snowville Fire Department will soon be able to exchange their worn-out gear for some new equipment, thanks to a federal grant.
Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is providing a federal grant in the amount of $60,530 to the fire department.
“This provision of federal funding will enable the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new turn-out gear for its members, as well as new extrication equipment to assist in responding to automobile accidents,” said Boucher.
The department will purchase 10 new sets of turn-out gear, which includes pants, shirts, coats, coveralls, helmets, goggles, boots and sets of gloves. The new turn-out gear will replace older sets that have become worn due to age.
The federal funding also will assist the fire department in purchasing new extrication equipment. Currently, the department’s extrication equipment is operated by a gasoline engine that can be dangerous at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. The new equipment will be operated by a battery and will allow members to respond to an accident more safely and efficiently.
The Snowville Volunteer Fire Department has 33 members. It also provides fire protection to 80 square miles in Pulaski County.
“I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has provided this funding to the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department. It is important to ensure the safety of our fire and rescue personnel, and today’s announcement will help further this goal,” Boucher said.

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