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Ceredo Fire Department Gets $25,000 Grant From FEMA For Equipment

Reported: May. 10, 2014 10:03 PM EDT
Updated: May. 10, 2014 11:44 PM EDT
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CEREDO, W.Va. (Dan Matics) -- Crews on the front lines of fires in one Wayne County community will now be helped, thanks to some federal funding.

Melted helmets, burned jackets and old or faulty equipment are alarming problems for Chief David Caudill and his staff at the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department.

"This helmet was made back in 1988, it no longer meets the standards,” he said, showing the old equipment. “This coat is 15 years old."

The volunteer station has received a $25,000 grant from FEMA to buy new gear for the fire men and women.

"It makes it safer for people to perform their jobs, and, the more safe, the more efficient," Caudill said.

A total of 10 sets of protective gear will be purchased and in use within the next six weeks.



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