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Grant Helps Great Falls (WA) Fire Rescue Buy Fire Apparatus

Girefighters said they’re getting a new fire truck to help them out without using any taxpayer dollars, reports KHQ Q6.

With a shorter wheelbase for tackling tighter areas and the ability to carry 750 gallons of water, GFFR bought the nearly $500,000 pumper after applying for a grant with help from city Planning and Community Development.

Before the purchase, fire crews weren’t actively looking to buy a new truck, said Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Jones. However, they couldn’t miss out when city officials learned about possible funding from community development block grants at a conference.