Critical needs funding available for volunteer fire departments

Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 10:50 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Each of Lubbock County’s eleven volunteer fire departments can now apply for one-time critical needs funding.

The Commissioners set aside half a million dollars in this year’s budget for equipment, specifically, the Commissioners want to replace old tools and invest in protective gear.

County Judge Curtis Parrish said, “So I want to make sure they have good bunker gear, helmets, masks, oxygen, all those things they need to keep us safe and protected while they go and do their job. I want to make sure if they go out to fight a fire or work a wreck that they go home at the end of the day.”

The departments will have until New Year’s Eve to submit their requests.