Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fire Department recieves ATV thru Law Loaner Program

ATV Law Loaner Program
        This past week, Central Alexander Fire Department received a 2013 Kawasaki Mule ATV. This is a 3-way partnership with Kawasaki Corporation, Brushy Mountain Motorsports (Wilkesboro, NC), & the fire department. The Kawasaki Mule has the following: 4wd, differential lock, 2 or 4 seats, dump bed, short or extended bed, 3 cylinder diesel engine, class 3 receiver hitch, etc. The purpose of the ATV is for public events in town such as; but not limited to the following: Apple Festival, 5k runs, Christmas Parade, etc. The ATV will also be utilized for assisting with hydrant maintenance in town where it would be difficult to get an apparatus parked for maintenance purposes, moving equipment around during hose testing, and if the need arise to assist Alexander Rescue in ATV rescue. Currently, the plans are for most of our members to get training in ATV General Safety course scheduled later this month, then we hope to have a few members take the ATV Rescue course, so was can better assist the rescue squad should the need ever arise.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Grant Awarded

Matching Grant Awarded

         Recently, Central Alexander Fire Department was awarded a matching grant from the Office of State Fire Marshall in Raleigh. The matching grant will aid the fire department in the purchasing of equipment to be placed on certain apparatus and for 5 new sets of turnout gear for some our members. The equipment and the new turnout gear have already been ordered and have arrived at the department. The grant that the fire department received from the state was $ 13,273.90.