The Sherman City Council recently approved the purchase of nearly $507,000 of new firefighting gear and personal equipment from COVID-19 funds, reports Herald Democrat.
In early June, the city accepted about $2.4 million in funding from the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help offset its Coronavirus response.
The disease has begun to affect all aspects of the fire department’s work. Firefighters and first responders run the risk of being exposed at wreck scenes, among other points of exposure.
With this expense, the city is poised to use about $1.4 million of its CFR funding by year’s end.