Bristol Fire Department receives $257,000 grant for new equipment

  • Source: WCYB-TV NBC 5 Bristol
  • Published: 07/13/2017 02:04 PM

Bristol Virginia city officials announced Thursday the upcoming arrival of new breathing apparatus equipment that will replace aging units. Fire Chief Mike Armstong said the over $257,000 required to purchase the items will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through their Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The self-contained unit help provide oxygen to the firefighters under extreme conditions such as entering a house fire or putting out a vehicle fire outside, the chief said. He noted that 45 unit will be acquired through the grant.


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