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Jun 27, 2014 1:00 PM by Dave Fields

Iota and Carencro Fire Departments receive FEMA grants

Two Acadiana fire departments--in Iota and Carencro--are the recipients of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants.

The grants in Louisiana total $686,738 and cover costs for firefighting gear for the Carencro Fire Department; the Fire Protection District #1 of West Feliciana Parish in St. Francisville; the Iota Fire Protection District of Acadia Parish in Iota; the New Orleans Fire Department; and the Plaucheville Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire departments and a Tribal Nation in five states - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas - have been awarded more than $1.69 million in these FEMA preparedness grants.



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