Seaside firefighters get some "breathing room"

  • Source: Daily Astorian
  • Published: 06/15/2017 01:15 PM

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.


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