Craighead Co. fire departments receive money for new equipment - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Craighead Co. fire departments receive money for new equipment

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Two fire departments will soon have new equipment to help save lives.

Tony Thomas, assistant to Craighead County Judge Ed Hill, said Valley View Fire Department and Southridge Fire Department received grant money to help purchase new equipment.

The Valley View Fire Department received $10,000 to be used towards a new pumper truck. The Southridge Fire Department received $3,000 for new turnout gear.

Thomas said the grant money comes from the rural services sector of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to be used for general improvements.

The money was added to the county budget at Monday’s quorum court meeting.

Thomas said if plans go accordingly, the fire department will have the equipment purchased by June. 

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Pedestrian killed in Randolph Co. crash

    Pedestrian killed in Randolph Co. crash

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-23 10:54:21 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Reyno man was killed in a weekend crash.

    A Reyno man was killed in a weekend crash.

  • breaking

    One dead, three injured in crash

    One dead, three injured in crash

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:20:19 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:04:58 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Arkansas State Police, a Craighead County woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18 west of Bowman. 

    According to Arkansas State Police, a Craighead County woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18 west of Bowman. 

  • Annual Home and Garden Show wraps up

    Annual Home and Garden Show wraps up

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:48:44 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The annual Northeast Arkansas Home Builders Association Home and Garden show was held on Saturday and Sunday.

    The annual Northeast Arkansas Home Builders Association Home and Garden show was held on Saturday and Sunday.

Powered by Frankly