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Black Canyon Fire District awarded grants from the 100 Club of Arizona

10/19/16

BLACK CANYON CITY – The Black Canyon Fire District is very pleased and honored to receive two grant awards from the 100 Club of Arizona.

These grants total over $27,000, and will be used to purchase desperately needed personal protective equipment, also known as turnouts. This is the firefighting gear that firefighters wear to protect them from high heat and other dangerous environments such as a fire or vehicle accident. The grants were authored by Black Canyon Firefighter Jeff Pavlik.

The Black Canyon Fire District is located north of Phoenix and covers a large and challenging part of Interstate 17. This new equipment replaces outdated firefighting gear that was over 10 years old and past its lifespan.

Fire Chief Mark Nichols said, “We greatly appreciate the 100 Club of Arizona. This is a great organization that helps Public Safety agencies across our state. This grant allows us to keep our Firefighters safe while they protect the citizens and the tens of thousands of people that drive through our community on I-17 every day. Without this award we simply would not have been able to afford to replace this critical equipment.”