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Donation of over $300K of SCBAs and Equipment.

A year ago last September Sharon Clark the Secretary of the Vernon Fire District Auxiliary was surfing the web to find items for our District as well as the community. She found a site that offered free fire equipment. After months of communicating back and forth with South Myrtle Beach Fire Division, Department of Public Safety we reaped the benefits of Sharon's efforts. On October 6, 2014 after driving thousands of miles Mike Davis, Battalion Chief from South Myrtle Beach, South Carolina delivered the equipment to Vernon.

 

The Self Contained Breathing Apparatus equipment (SCBA) would have cost well over $300,000 if we had to purchase them ourselves.

SCBAS will not only help Vernon Fire District but we are going to be able to share them with Nutrioso, White Mountain, and Concho Fire District. What does this mean to these Fire Districts? When going on fire calls when multiply fire district respond we will have the same breathing devices as all fire fighters responding to the call and therefore they will be interchangeable. Currently we have not been able to do this and it can cause problems.

 

We want to thank Sharon for her research and working with Mike to bring this to reality. To Mike for posting the equipment, making arrangements to donate these to us and taking his personal time to drive the equipment to Vernon. And last our "Thanks" go to South Myrtle Beach Fire Division, Department of Public Safety for donating this equipment to us.