Residents of Grass Valley will be safer thanks to a grant of more than $21,750 directed to the Grass Valley Fire Department. The grant awarded by Networked Insurance Agents and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company provides funding for a variety of critical equipment.
Interim Fire Chief Mark Buttron says the grant was used for public safety initiatives in the community, as well as to upgrade technology and purchase tools for the firefighters.
Buttron also says they have purchase equipment to support rope assisted rescues as well as upgraded communications equipment.
Another use is the purchase of 80 carbon monoxide detectors that will be available for low income residents in Grass Valley .
Details of the carbon monoxide detector program are still being worked on.
Grass Valley Fire Department officials, firefighters, and executives from Networked Insurance Agents and Fireman’s Fund came together Tuesday for a special public event where the grant was presented followed by a fireman demonstration of roof ventilation using tools purchased with the grant funds.