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Fire truck funds approved
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GROVETON – An $8,400 contribution to the 356 Volunteer Fire Department was approved last week by the Trinity County Commissioners Court. The money was used as the local 10 percent match to an emergency grant awarded the department by the Texas Forest Service to purchase a new brush truck. Members of 356 VFD approached commissioners at their Sept. 12 meeting to ask for the funds which were needed to replace equipment lost in a July fire that destroyed the Carlisle-based fire station and all its equipment. While the department had received gifts of larger fire trucks after the fire, Fire Chief Jesse Baker said the department needed the smaller brush truck in order to go off-road to fight grass and timber fires. The commissioners agreed to use special Title III funding from the U.S. Forest Service to pay the $8,400. Because the county has not yet received those funds, Pct. 1 Commissioner Grover “Tiger” Worsham agreed to loan the 356 VFD money from his road and bridge account. Once the county receives the forest service money, his department will be reimbursed.