Midland Fire Department receives $15k grant
By Ben Tierney
Your community foundation was proud to present the Midland Fire Department with a $15,000 grant. Funds were used to purchase a new trailer, which houses technical rescue gear for emergency rescue situations.
The new trailer replaces an old hazardous materials trailer that no longer held all the necessary gear, explains Midland Fire Department Fire Investigator Mark Laux. "The old trailer was overloaded - it was to the point where it had more gear than we could safely carry," said Laux.
The technical rescue gear stored in the trailer can be utilized for confined space, high angle and trench rescues.