The Thomas County Fire and EMS (GA) is receiving roughly $500,000 in assistance from a federal grant issued through FEMA. The county will match the grant at 10 percent.
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.
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