Seven Lakes Fire Department Receives Grant
The Seven Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Inc. has been awarded a $7,417 state grant through the 2009 Volunteer Fire Department Fund.
The check will be mailed to Chief Calvin A Loy Jr. to be used by the department to purchase needed equipment. The equipment is purchased using matching funds and must be approved by the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal.
"Fire and rescue organizations protect our communities large and small across North Carolina, but sometimes their budgets don't grow with their responsibilities," said state Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin who also serves as the state fire marshal. "Our emergency service personnel should be supported with the best equipment and supplies needed to do their jobs correctly and safely.
"I know the Seven Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will use this money to serve their community even better. Thank you, Chief Calvin A Loy Jr. for all of your hard work and thanks to your dedicated staff."
The Seven Lakes Volunteer Fire Department has received a total of $21,034 from the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in the past 22 years since the program began.
The General Assembly created the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in 1988 to help volunteer units raise money for equipment and supplies. The grant funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to an approved amount, by monies raised locally to purchase necessary equipment.
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