Bath Fire Department gets grant

September 20, 2007

BATH, S.C.---One small fire department is getting thousands of dollars to improve its safety procedures.

The Bath Fire Department says they will use a $58,000 grant to support operations and firefighter safety.

The money will also be used to buy new uniforms. They'll weigh less and offer more protection when they're trying to help you get out of a burning building.

"And what we're going to do is replace a bunch of outdated stuff that we have," said firefighter Sean Johnson. "And it'll help us out a lot to make sure these guys have got adequate protection when they go in and are fighting these house fires."

The money comes from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighter grant program, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.

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