Texas fire dept. gets wildland fire vehicle through grant

The TIFMAS grant program offers training, equipment and vehicle grants creating standards and mobilization systems to make statewide use of local resources

By Linda Stewart
The Times Record News

VERNON, Texas — A fully equipped 2011 Ford F550 that arrived at the Vernon Fire Department recently is one of eight firefighting vehicles that are part of a grant program administered through the Texas Forest Service.

More than $800,000 worth of equipment designed to fight wildland fires has been awarded as part of a long-term plan to develop the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System resources across the state.

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