Congratulations to all five grant winners who received the news today. I committed a total of $51,500 to five different volunteer fire departments all over California. Pictured above is the team from the Suisun Fire Protection District in Fairfield, California, who were award $25,000 to purchase new turnout gear.
As a special inaugural gift, I also chose the CSFA Steamer Team to receive $4,500 to purchase new embroidered parade uniforms for the volunteers who donate their time doing events to educate the public about fire safety and prevention.
I was lucky enough to see this stunning 1902 fully restored steam engine at the Firehouse World Convention earlier this year. To learn more about all the grants, click here.