PFD gets FEMA grant

The Pickens Fire Department was awarded a $10,448 grant from FEMA for Fire Prevention and Safety. The funds were used to purchase a live-fire fire extinguisher training prop. The prop simulates class A, B, and C fires and has four levels of difficulty. It emphasizes the importance of aiming at the base of the fire and sweeping from side to side. The training system will be used to train the community in the proper use of a fire extinguisher.

It can also be used to satisfy OSHA required fire extinguisher training for local businesses and organizations. Anyone interested in having the system brought to their business or organization should contact Chris Elrod at the Pickens Fire Department 878-2610.