December 30, 2010

Rescue squad receives grant

Rescue squad receives grant
Old equipment to be replaced
By STU MERRY

A gift of $1,000 from the Beach Party Committee, along with a matching grant of $4,800 through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, has enabled the Garrison Fire and Rescue Squad to update its aging dive gear.
The $1,000 donation from the Beach Party Committee was presented to fire department First Assistant Fire Chief Tod Graeber by Sharon Jungling, member of the Beach Party Committee. The presentation was made at the Garrison Chamber of Commerce meeting Dec. 20.
The funds, along with some good fortune and items on sale, enabled the Fire and Rescue Squad to purchase more equipment than originally planned.
Cory Nordquist, the department’s training officer, said, “We basically updated many aspects of our diving equipment.”
The Fire and Rescue Squad has five dry suits, but four are more than 20 years old and “need to be replaced badly,” according to Graeber.
 


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