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Fire department awarded AFC grant

Sharp Co. AFC Ranger Richard Spurlock (left) presents Highland Fire Chief Kal Dienst (right) with grant check. (Source: AFC Facebook page) Sharp Co. AFC Ranger Richard Spurlock (left) presents Highland Fire Chief Kal Dienst (right) with grant check. (Source: AFC Facebook page)
HIGHLAND, AR (KAIT) -

A Sharp County fire department will update a piece of equipment after receiving a grant.

The Arkansas Forestry Commission states on their Facebook page the Highland Fire Department received a Firewise program grant.

The department got the funds after "completing program requirements to increase wildfire safety in the community," according to the post Tuesday.

Fire Chief Kal Dienst tells Region 8 News the $1,000 grant will go towards equipping a tanker truck the department also received from AFC.

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