The request from the Mt. Shasta firefighters was to upgrade their self contained breathing apparatus to meet the new requirements of the National Fire Protection Association. Their SCBAs are 20 years old. “Keeping our volunteers safe is always our top priority,” they wrote in their application, “and your acceptance of the grant application will go a long way in keeping our budget from being depleted. Thank you.”
I’m happy to provide $15,000 to purchase this vital safety equipment.