For the Seaside Fire Department, the third time’s a charm.
Chief Joey Daniels and Seaside Fire and Rescue were awarded $151,600 to buy self-contained breathing apparatus essential for indoor firefighting. “These are lifesaving pieces of equipment,” Daniels said.
Seaside will match a little more than $7,000 of U.S. Department of Homeland Security funds, for a federal share just above $144,000.
Daniels said he’d sought the funds each of the last three years, as aging, unusable or obsolete equipment limited the number of air packs available for the 35-member Seaside volunteer staff.
The fire department asked voters for a levy to help meet critical safety needs, including the apparatus.