Warrior Fire Department Awarded 196k FEMA Grant

The Warrior Fire Department recently received a Assistance to Firefighters grant from FEMA for 196k.

More equipment purchased with grant funds. Photo: HERALD staff.

Chief Lee Kilgore said 148k of the grant was for self contained breathing apparatus equipment (SCBA). This is important protection for firefighters against any deficiency of oxygen during fires and other emergencies. The remainder of the grant is for new educational tools. Everything will be battery operated.

Chief Kilgore noted that it had taken some time for the grant to be finalized and that it will be a great help to the firefighters in his department.