Firefighting agency receives FEMA grant

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Ridgefield — Clark County Fire & Rescue was awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $164,832 on Jan. 30 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The grant will be used to replace about 25,000 feet of fire hose and outdated fire nozzles. Some of the nozzles are more than 20 years old.

Each nozzle is nearly $900, and each engine carries six to eight nozzles. Fire hose runs from $2.50 per foot to more than $8 per foot depending on the size.

“This (grant) is a great boost to the community,” Fire Chief Dennis Mason said.