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Local Fire Department Gets FEMA Grant

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) -- The Graafschap (graf-scup) Fire Department will be buying some new hoses soon, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Chief Cal Haverdink says the 25-thousand, 9-hundred thirty dollars grant money will be used to purchase 5-inch supply hoses.  They've been using both 4 and 5 inch hoses.  The Chief went on to say that the 5-inch hose puts out a larger volume of water than the 4-inch hose, which of course will help control the fires more efficiently.  This is not the first time that the Graafschap Fire Department has received a grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighter’s program.  Haverdink said that several years ago, they received a grant that enabled them to purchase a breathing air filling station. 

Story by: Diane E Coston