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Feds fund North Tahoe Fire District

The North Tahoe firefighters will receive $173,000 from a Department of Homeland Security grant meant to beef up the emergency response capabilities of departments across the nation.

The North Tahoe district received the highest dollar amount of any fire department in California funded by the Assistance to Firefighters Grant in 2006. A total of $10.6 million was handed out in the grant process.

The payments were a single phase of Homeland Security’s effort to fund 5,000 emergency responders across the nation with a total of $485 billion.

North Tahoe firefighters were one of 18,000 applicant for the money in 2006. The grants will fund training, first responder health and safety programs, and response equipment and vehicles.

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