Sanders Announces $6,675 Grant to Hitchcock Fire Department

Sanders Announces $6,675 Grant to Hitchcock Fire Department

OKLAHOMA CITY (November 6, 2009) – State Rep. Mike Sanders announced today that the Hitchcock Fire Department would receive a $6,675 80/20 cost-sharing grant through the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Fire Protection Matching Grant Program.

“Rural firefighters are vital to the protection of our smaller communities in Western Oklahoma and I am pleased to see them receive this grant,” Sanders, R-Kingfisher, said. “These individuals are the only line of defense against frequent wildfires.”

The rural fire protection grants are intended to upgrade the capabilities of local fire departments so they can better protect life and property. These state-funded grants will assist fire departments with construction of fire stations or the purchase of equipment.

“Even in a tight budget year, there will always be money to help these rural fire departments keep their communities safe,” Sanders said.

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