Sandy Point Fire District receives grants for portable radios and a brush truck

Whatcom County Fire District 17 recently announced they sought out and have been awarded two grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program totaling $154,000.

One is an operations grant in the amount of $36,000 to be used to replace the district’s portable radio equipment.

The other is a vehicle grant in the amount of $118,000 to purchase a new brush truck which will replace the district’s aging one. Brush trucks are used for fighting grass and  fires in wooded areas so are outfitted for off-road travel.

Whatcom County Fire District 17 provides fire and emergency medical services to the Sandy Point area and the Lummi Indian Reservation.


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