MFR to receive $1.32M in grants to buy equipment

Mobile Fire-Rescue recruit in SCBA mask
Mobile Fire-Rescue recruit in SCBA mask

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile Fire-Rescue will soon receive more than $1.32 million in federal grants. The department has been awarded the Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG).

Mobile Fire-Rescue is getting $1,322,900 under the AFG Operations and Safety Section, for replacement of personal protective equipment.

Mobile Fire-Rescue will use the funds to replace its current aging Self Contained Breathing Apparatus or SCBA. A SCBA, also known as an air mask, is an essential piece of equipment that enables firefighters to enter hazardous environments such as structure fires and chemical releases.

The first round of awards consisted of 1,704 separate awards. Mobile Fire-Rescue Department’s was the eleventh highest award.

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