Grant Money Helps Put Out The Fire At Several Stations In Need Of Supplies And Equipment

A number of fire and rescue departments in the east have been awarded with grants.

Pitt, Wilson, Pamlico, Onslow, Beaufort, Pasquotank and Greene counties are just some of the counties in our state who had fire departments awarded grants.

The recognition is a part of the 2009 volunteer fire department fund. Funds will be used to purchase equipment that the fire and rescue teams may need.

The volunteer fire department fund was created in 1988.

Below is a list of some of the fire departments that received grants.

Belhaven Fire and Rescue Department: $17,191.92

Pasquotank-Providence V.F.D., Inc: $16, 742.95

East Nash V.F.D., Inc: $12,065

Grimesland V.F.D., Inc: $8,158.82

Weeksville V.F.D., Inc: $6,397.50

Fort Run Rural Fire & E.M.S. Assoc., Inc: $6,257.50

Hookerton V.F.D. and E.M.S. $5,877.03

Sneads Ferry V.F.D., Inc $4,533.13

Vandemere Fire Department, Inc: $3,655.51

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  • by Dean Location: Leggett on Jan 24, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    I am assistant chief of a department in Edgecombe Co. and unfortunately with the high cost of equipment and operating cost, fund raisers are not enough to run a well equipped fire dept.We have the lowest tax rate district in my county and we depend on grant money to buy the equipment necessary to service our community
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 24, 2010 at 02:02 PM
    I see the VFD that covers my area is not listed, must be because when money is need of equipment etc., we raise the money (Bar-B-Que, or what ever) and are self supporting community.
  • by been there on Jan 24, 2010 at 05:58 AM
    The most dedicated group of people you will ever meet. I volunteered for 25 years and know the time and dedication required to keep up the training. About the only place I agree with government spending.
  • by tug Location: New Bern on Jan 23, 2010 at 09:27 PM
    Probably the old chief as this is a very lengthy process. Not familiar with Belhaven FD, just the process.
  • by ENC on Jan 23, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    Question...who applied for Belhaved, Jimmy Davis or the old Chief that the Mayor ran off?

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