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Chinook Volunteer Fire Department receives grant to purchase new generator


November 6, 2019

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department recently received news that a grant they had applied for back in March had been approved.

The severe winter storm and subsequently lengthy power outage back in the fall of 2017 prompted Assistant Fire Chief Scott Gallus to begin looking into a better source of backup power than the one currently in place.

He began looking into various grants and generators that would cover the needs of the department in severe emergencies.

Gallus eventually found a Homeland Security Grant available through the Montana Disaster and Emergency Service. The grant is only...

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