Three grants have been used by the San Diego County Fire Authority to purchase a patrol vehicle valued at $147,000, six water tenders valued at $200,000 each and two fire engines valued at $464,000 each to serve rural communities, according to a report from SignON San Diego News.
Chief Howard Windsor was quoted in this report to say, “We have had a huge addition of new fire equipment just this year. The apparatus are assigned to fire stations in the East and South County and bolster our fire and emergency services for over one million acres of unincorporated area.”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee and the San Diego County Housing and Community Development Department were the source of these grants. 20 fire engines and 17 water tenders have been purchased over the last four years, according to county officials.
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