VFD granted $20,000 grant for slip-on unit

Posted at 10:06 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 12:37:59-04

The Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program granted the West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department a $20,000 grant.

The grant was used to purchase a slip-on unit that was added to a 5-ton excess military truck.

The Department of Defense Firefighter Property Program, within the Texas A&M Forest Service system, provided the slip-on.

Chief Allen McWhirter of West Lake Limestone VFD says the slip-on will be used to knock down grass fires in their growing wildland interface, farming, and ranching community.

The department said they are excited to administer the training on operating a military vehicle that will enable them to protect life at a greater capacity.

If individuals are interested in joining West Lake Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, contact Chief McWhirter by calling 254-729-0165

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