This past spring Central Alexander Fire Department was awarded a state matching in grant in the total of little over $32,000.00. Half is paid by the department other half paid for by the state. This $32,000.00 was used to purchase 10 new sets of turnout gear.
Those that do not know, should realize that turnout gear consist of the following: helmet, gloves, hood, coat, pants, suspenders, boots. All that together totals around $3,200 per set.
We want to thank those that prepared the grant, as well as the state of North Carolina, for awarding us the grant.