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Paragould Fire Department awarded nearly $2,600 grant

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

New equipment is on the way to the Paragould Fire Department.

Monday morning the department was awarded a $2,569 grant from FM Global, a commercial property insurer.

Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Jackson said the grant will help cut down on maintenance costs for equipment among other things.

“It’ll be great for us," Jackson said. "Having this allows us to get out in the community with fire prevention materials and we can spread the knowledge of fire safety to kids and other people in the community.”

Jackson said the grant will also be used to purchase a camera to be used in fire investigations.

Jackson also noted the department has received positive feedback from the community in the past when they’ve distributed fire prevention materials and are happy to continue doing so.

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