In the month of March Cassie VFD was notified from the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) that they have awarded us grants.
The TFS award CVFD a HB2604 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) grant in a 90/10 split. CVFD will purchase new wildland gear with this grant. The gear will include dual certified wildland/Auto extrication gear, helmet, gloves, Fire Shelters, and boots. the total amount for the grant is $15,000.00, CVFD will get $13,500.00 of that back from the TFS.
LCRA awarded CVFD a 75/25 split grant for a rescue zodiac boat. the total amount for the purchase is $27,000.00, LCRA is writing a check to CVFD for just shy of $20,000.00. With the purchase of this boat, it will increase of capabilities on the fire department for water rescue on the lakes and during floods. the 25% from CVFD was donated from a private company and private residents in the amount of $7,000.00
We would like to thank everyone who either awarded us the grant or donated to us to make theses purchases.
Also thank you to Firefighter Nugent for writing the LCRA grant.
September 23, 2021 at 10 AM
Cassie Community Center
3920 FM 690, Burnet, TX 78611