Federal grant boosts Richardsville fire department

  • Source: Bowling Green Daily News
  • Published: 06/08/2018 08:32 PM

Residents of the northeastern part of Warren County are getting a significant upgrade in their fire protection. The Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department, which covers a 126-square-mile area with six fire stations and 41 firefighters, recently received new equipment through a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Using the $139,048 grant and a $7,000 match from the fire department, the Richardsville VFD purchased 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus units that include air tanks and masks with the latest technology. The new equipment also includes two masks with built-in thermal imaging and two “pack tracker” devices that will allow for electronic tracking of a firefighter who is incapacitated.


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