Montrose rural fire district lands grant of $382,000

The Montrose Rural Fire Protection District has won a $382,051 competitive grant to enhance firefighting efforts in the region, the office of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., announced Friday.

The grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be used to purchasie supplies and personal protective equipment.

“Coloradans know weather conditions throughout the state can change quickly, and the persistent dry conditions have firefighters preparing for another potentially devastating fire season,” Bennet said. “This grant will help provide necessary tools for Montrose to combat wildfires, local fires and other emergencies. Coloradans and firefighters alike must take every precaution to reduce the risk of more devastating fires.”

Homeland Security’s Assistance provides protective gear,  vehicles, training and other resources to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency groups.

Serving about 186 square miles, the Montrose district has two fire stations, 32 career firefighters and 25 reserve or volunteer firefighters.


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