01/03/09 94 W, 1 I - + 13 - 10 FEMA Grants Buy New Fire Trucks for Towns

WRAL reports on the FEMA Assistance fo Firefighter Grants recently awarded to the towns of Knightdale and Wade. The former received $430,355, which will be used to buy a new 100-foot ladder truck. The Knightdale Fire Department's present ladder truck is a 1973 Ford/Pierce 50-foot telesquirt, shown below in an older photo. The Cumberland County town of Wade received $66,500, which will likely be used to purchase a new piece of apparatus. Read the entire story. The latest AFGs were awarded on Friday, as reported by Firehouse.

Congrats to the brothers of K-town, I’m sure a new ladder on that side of the county will be a welcome addition!
CFP 7021 (Email) - 01/03/09 - 16:48

Today’s News & Observer also covered the story, http://www.newsobserver.com/print/saturd..
Legeros - 01/03/09 - 22:57

What type of ladder can be purchased for $430,355?
ncff - 01/03/09 - 23:30

The article states a 100 foot (I’m assuming stick). Maybe the town is also kicking in some monies?
CFP 7021 (Email) - 01/03/09 - 23:38

From the N&O article: “Town firefighting officials say they’ll buy a recent-model fire truck with a 100-foot ladder,” e.g. used.
Legeros - 01/04/09 - 07:31

Most of the time, the AFG grants are matching grants that require the departments to fund some of the purchase. They are usually like 90%.
yfd482 - 01/04/09 - 08:47

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