Roosevelt firefighters get $84,000 grant for gear

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded the Roosevelt Fire District an $84,000 grant to purchase 34 sets of structural firefighting gear and associated training.

“Safety to our members is our number one priority” Roosevelt Chief Daniel E. Nichols said in a news release. “With this grant award, we will be able to outfit a sizable amount of our members with gear that meet the needs of today’s firefighters and meet the national standards.”

Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners Louis Gallo added “The increasing costs of gear coupled with added regulations places a huge financial burden on fire districts. With this grant, we will be able to adequately outfit our dedicated volunteer members and fund other necessary projects.” The fire district has 120 active volunteer members.

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