North Clay Fire Protection District has been awarded two grants this year
and we've received a very generous donation!
Pictured is Congressman Shimkus presenting the Fire District a check for this year's AFG Grant.
The first is an Assistance to Firefighter Grant for $40,665.
The Department of Homeland Security through FEMA is providing $38,631 to be combined with $2,034 from the fire district.
With this money we will be purchasing new helmets and boots for our members as well as SCBA fill stations and a thermal camera.
The fill stations are designed to contain an air cylinder in the event one would rupture during refilling.
The thermal imaging camera will allow us to "see" inside the smoke filled conditions we encounter during a structure fire.
The second is a Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant for $14,429.
The USDA Forest Service through the IDNR is providing $7,214 to be combined with $7,215 from the fire district.
With this money we will be purchasing nozzles, ppv fans and training materials.
The ppv fans are gas powered fans that are used to remove smoke from a building.
The training materials are to be used in teaching the Firefighter II class that our members have been actively participating in since the first of the year.
Pictured is Bryan Knapp donating a Ventmaster ventilation saw to the Fire District.