SFD receives $25k grant for lifesaving equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Special to BTS NEWS
The Stephenville Fire Department is now better equipped to keep the community safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The $25,150 grant was used to purchase new Fire Dex turnout gear, fulfilling a critical need within the department.
“We had fallen a little behind in replacing gear that was approaching its retirement date and had several sets that needed replacing,” said Captain Cody Wells. “This grant will help us purchase some more advanced gear and get back on a more predictable gear replacement schedule.”
The Fire Dex brand turnout gear will be used to protect Stephenville firefighters during fires, hazardous materials responses and other emergency incidents, allowing them to better serve the citizens of Stephenville.
The grant was one of 102 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded to public safety organizations across the country during the most recent grant application period.
The grants total more than $2.1 million.