FEMA grant to fund fire training simulator
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, on Monday presented a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $409,091 to the Hot Springs Fire Department to purchase a live fire training simulator.
"The award of this grant will allow the fire department to establish a true live fire training facility. We are very excited about the training possibilities this burn building will support," Hot Springs Fire Chief Ed Davis said Monday.
The mobile training structure will be used on a weekly basis by the 11 fire departments and more than 350 firefighters in the Hot Springs region, according to a letter Westerman wrote to FEMA in January in support of the grant.