The Micro Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $24,245.00 grant through the 2016 Volunteer Rescue EMS Fund from the State of North Carolina.
The money will be used by the department to purchase needed equipment, according to Fire Chief Johnny J Dixon.
The equipment is purchased using matching funds and must be approved by the NC Department of Insurance Office and the State Fire Marshal.
Micro Volunteer Fire Department has received a total of $44,973.37 from the Volunteer EMS Rescue Fund in the past 27 years since the program began. The General Assembly created the Fund in 1989 to help volunteer units raise money for equipment and supplies. The grant funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to an approved amount, by monies raised locally to purchased necessary equipment.
Since the program’s inception, the Department of Insurance has distributed $29,628,435.63 to Rescue and EMS squads across the state.