06/13/10 145 W - + 15 - 9 Raleigh Fire Department Receives Grant For Live Fire Simulator

On Monday, June 14, the Raleigh Fire Department will receive a check representing nearly $146,000 in federal funds for the purchase of a new 40-foot, mobile, live-fire, multi-training simulator. The presentation ceremony will be held at Fire Station #1, located at 220 S. Dawson Street at 11:30 a.m. The check will be presented by U.S. Rep. Brad Miller.

The funds are being awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security as part of its Assistance to Firefighters Grant program and require a 20 percent local match. The AFG program is designed to help emergency responders obtain equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other valuable resources.

The training simulator will provide firefighters with live fire training as well as ventilation, forcible entry, standpipe, sprinkler, confined space, firefighter survival, and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) skill stations.

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