ORAN - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made a $64,828.00 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program award to the Oran Fire Protection District.
This is the third AFG award to the Oran Fire Protection District since 2003. The first award was received in August of 2003 for $149,481.00 (total purchase $166,089) for the purchase of Fire Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment. The second award was received in August 2004 for $225,000 (total purchase $250,000) for the purchase of a new rescue/
engine. With this award the District will be purchasing additional Fire Equipment and additional Personal Protective Equipment that was not funded in the 2003 award.
The Oran Fire Protection District had to match 10 percent of the total purchase in 2003 ($16,608.00) and 2004 ($25,000.00). With changes made to the process, this year the District will only have to match 5 percent ($3,412.00) of the total purchase of $68,240.00.