The Transylvania Times -

North Transylvania Fire Rescue Receives Grant


February 14, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Jenny Maybin

From left to right are County Commissioner Page Lemel, Congressman Mark Meadows, North Transylvania Fire Rescue board members Nancy Kilpatrick and Laura Lipe, North Transylvania Fire Chief Donald Kilpatrick and North Transylvania Fire Rescue board member Art Rowe.

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that they've been awarded a grant in the amount of $79,860 from the Department of Homeland Security through FEMA. This money will support the purchase of 11 new SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) and related items. These new SCBA will have many upgrades compared to the department's current equipment, such as higher operating pressure and buddy breathing capabilities for enhanced safety purposes. This purchase will allow North Transylvania Fire Rescue to dispose of several SCBA's that do not meet current safety standards.

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