Special to the News-Times
NEW WAVERLY — The Punkin-Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department received a forcible entry simulator for training purposes through a grant from the Texas A&M Forest Service.
The simulator will allow firefighters to practice forcible entry scenarios. The simulator has already been used several times.
The department would like to thank the Texas A&M Forest Service for providing the funding to increase training equipment for its department.
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.
Punkin-Evergreen VFD needs new members to help in all aspects of the department. For more information, call (936) 767-5151.
For more information on programs offered by Texas A&M Forest Service, visit texasfd.com.