Pinal Rural Fire Rescue receives FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Award

Mammoth, AZ – Pinal Rural Fire Rescue is proud to announce they are the recipient of a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of $114,492 for personal protective equipment, a thermal imaging camera and extrication rescue equipment.

After many months of waiting, PRFR was advised today that their application for a FEMA AFG grant is approved. These are highly competitive national level grants, so PRFR feels honored to be one of a select few hundred departments that will receive a grant this year.

As a new department, this will bring us a long way toward getting the kind of equipment we need to better serve our 911 area.

The funds are to purchase twelve (12) state of the art self-contained breathing apparatus that have lightweight carbon fiber tanks, which reduces the burden of additional weight on firefighters as compared to the older style steel tanks. These SCBAs are rated for CBRNE, which means they can be used in highly dangerous and unpredictable emergency conditions.

They also have a “heads-up display” in the mask so firefighters can keep track of the air they have used, as well as an integrated PASS device which rings a very loud alarm when a firefighter goes down to help other firefighters to find him quickly.

PRFR will also be purchasing a thermal imaging camera to detect hotspots during initial fire attack or during overhaul after a fire to ensure that the fire is completely out. These cameras are also used to find people trapped in a fire during the initial search as well as to search for firefighters should they go down during a fire.

Thermal imaging cameras also help to look for victims in the dark that are ejected from a vehicle in a crash, or to find people during search and rescue.

The grant funds will also purchase state of the art extrication equipment that is able to cut even the newest exotic metal alloys manufactured in the newer cars built today.

These new alloys make your cars safer, but create challenges to rescuers when performing rescue at a motor vehicle accident, which can cause delays getting a victim out utilizing older extrication equipment.

All this means that Pinal Rural Fire Rescue will now be able protect its subscribers and visitors exponentially better in our 911-service area, to better protect our firefighters, and speed up the time it takes to get someone out of a motor vehicle involved in an accident.

admin (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce Job Fair this Thursday

    July 25th, 2014
    by

    Yes, it’s summer and the living is easy…hot, but still it is summer! But if you’ve been putting off looking […]


    Trust in the Lord

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
    Family Life Christian Center

    Isaiah 31:1 speaks to us today saying, “Woe to those who rely on human strengths and resources instead of looking to


    Duval visits mine site and visits with local leaders

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Mila Besich-Lira
    Superior Sun

    Fred Duval, the Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Governors seat visited Superior last week.


    Superior Little League All-Star Roundup

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Little League All-Star seasons for both the 11/12 Division and the 9/10 Division came to end earlier this month in the respective District 4 tournaments.


  • Stories Just For You

    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Sea Lions compete in Yuma’s Polar Bear Plunge Meet

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Jan. 24-26, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed at the Polar Bear Plunge Swim Meet at […]


    Postseason is next for Lady Miners after successful regular season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel girls’ basketball team boasts a record of 21 – 5 heading […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather