By: Mike Springer
May 17, 2013
Thomasville, GA-Upgrades are on the way for one local Georgia Fire and EMS Department.
The Thomas County Fire and EMS is receiving the roughly half-a-million dollar Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It's a federal grant issued through FEMA.
The Department plans to use the grant money to either upgrade or buy new self-contained breathing apparatuses.
The grant would be good for 90 self-contained breathing apparatus units.
"'It protects their respiratory system in a smoke-filled environment and or a limited oxygen deprived environment as well. It's vital to our operations that we keep this equipment up-to-date and up to the standards," said Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones.
It is a matching grant. The County matches 10 percent.
The Department hopes to use the grant money on the equipment some time in the next few weeks.
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