Athens (TX) Gets Fire Apparatus Grant

A grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture will help Athens upgrade fire equipment, reports Athens Daily Review.

The $500,000 grant will help upgrade the fleet of fire trucks and 33 self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder units will come to the end of their 15-year service life this year and will need to be replaced.

The city is working toward getting additional grants to meet fire department and other needs. One is for an $800,000 Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

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