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EDCVFD Awarded SAFER Grant To Recruit Personnel

The Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department is happy to announce that they have been awarded a SAFER grant in the amount of $182,919 that will be used over a four year period of performance for the recruitment of new firefighters.
Chief Chris Hammett commented: “We are extremely blessed to receive this grant. Nationwide volunteerism is at an all time low, and rural fire departments all across the state are feeling the effects from it. Most rural departments are barely keeping the doors open, let alone have extra funds to spend on recruiting new members. With this grant award, we can make the community aware of the need and dedicate one person to actively recruit new members, pay for their training, personal protective equipment, and worker’s compensation insurance. We are beyond blessed!”