$200k grant lands PI new fire truck
- By News
August 7, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service Communications)
Pictured, from left: (front row) Luis Perez, Federico Cantu; (back row) David Rivera, John Sandoval, Edward Meza (City Manager), Rodrigo Garcia (Fire Marsha), Travis Pecht (RFC) and Carlos Gonzalez.
BY SASHA HELLER
For Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department, a new tanker from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) was necessary to help serve certain portions of the district that do not have access to fire hydrants.
The fire department struggled to serve some unincorporated areas of the city that had been experiencing a lot of grass and brush fires. A $200,000 grant from TFS helped purchase a brand new tanker to provide a reliable water source for these situations, according to Port Isabel Fire Marshal Rodrigo Garcia.
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