Jefferson: Fire District No. 6 wins $80,000 grant

CAPE GEORGE — More than $80,000 in federal grant money will go toward purchasing new equipment for firefighters of one of Jefferson County’s fire districts.

The money will buy 16 air packs and 32 air bottles that firefighters wear to prevent smoke inhalation.

The Department of Homeland Security is giving $80,546 to Jefferson County Fire District No. 6.

The department is also spending $8,700 of its own money for the new equipment, fire board Chairman Richard Staph Jr. said.

Fire District No. 6 covers an area south of Port Townsend, stretching from Cape George to Kala Point.

Two “rapid intervention kits” will be purchased as well, Staph said. The kits are self-contained units that can be used in rescuing a trapped firefighter.

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