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Livingston VFDLIVINGSTON — Livingston Volunteer Fire Department received a $20,000 grant to purchase new fire/rescue equipment through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance. The grant was used to purchase a spreader, cutter and ram for use in vehicle extrications and in forcible entry at emergency scenes. 

The department would like to thank the Texas A&M Forest Service for the grant that allowed them to purchase the equipment. 

As a member agency of the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M Forest Service administers the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program and is committed to protecting lives, property and natural resources. The Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program is funded by the Texas Legislature and provides cost-share funding to rural volunteer fire departments for the acquisition of firefighting vehicles, fire and rescue equipment, protective clothing, dry hydrants, computer systems and firefighter training. 

For more information on programs offered by Texas A&M Forest Service, visit texasfd.com. 

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