The Banks County Commission will spend less than $25,000 and receive more than $450,000 in needed new firefighting life safety equipment.
“We applied for a 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to replace all of our current air packs,” said Banks County Fire/EMS Chief Steve Nichols. “That’s the SCBAs as we call them. We use them to fight structure fires and all. Ours are due to go out of date in two years, and they won’t be serviceable anymore at that time.”
Nichols wanted Banks County to be proactive in replacing the expiring equipment, so that if federal AFG funding was not available for the purchase, the county could seek another way to fund the purchase.