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Fire Department Awarded Grant

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The Kamay Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a grant to better protect the community.

They were awarded $155,000 grant for the purchase of a new fire truck through the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Barry Tyler, the KVFD Chief said the grant was a great help.  He explained they are located where there are no fire hydrants and with the drought they have nowhere to pull water from.  He said the truck will allow them to supply their own water at the scene of the fire.

The KVFD award is among the %12.8-million passed through TFS to Texas volunteer fire departments each year.  Volunteer fire departments respond to 90-percent of wildfires in Texas.  They do it with little to no money and staff made up primarily of volunteers. 

TFS works to build their capacity and improve their ability to protect their communities.