The Moore, Okla., Fire Department has received a special $10,869 grant from Apollo General Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
In the aftermath of the EF5 tornado that tore through Oklahoma, the Moore firefighters had their work cut out for them. Residents were devastated after the storm destroyed 1,000 homes, two schools and numerous businesses – including the Moore Hospital, as well as severely damaging over 1,000 additional homes and buildings.
Moore Fire Chief Gary Bird to accepted the grant which will be used to purchase critical gear to support the town’s rebuilding efforts. The grant was awarded at the National Demolition Convention taking place in Las Vegas.
The grant will fund personal protective equipment – the most important equipment a firefighter has when responding to an emergency. This gear includes the fire-resistant clothing firefighters wear when responding to incidents like fires or major vehicle crashes, protecting them from exposure to chemicals, heat and flames. Specifically, this donation will fund the purchase of new sets of coats, pants, helmets, gloves, hoods and boots.
Representatives from Apollo General and Fireman’s Fund presented the grant.
Source: Fireman’s Fund Insurance