Santa Barbara Fire Department Receives PG&E Grant

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Source: Santa Barbara City Fire Department

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the California Fire Foundation and PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric). The grant money was used to purchase 42 new modern wild land firefighting backpacks. The packs were supplied by Mystery Ranch Company and are designed for firefighters who respond to vegetation fires. These packs have been redesigned and constructed so the weight of the pack is evenly distributed on the firefighters’ hips and shoulders, thereby minimizing potential back injuries. The extra space in the backpacks allows for clothing, food, extra tools and gear to be carried when firefighters are away from the fire engine for extended periods of time.

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department is involved in wildland firefighting operations both locally and within the state of California. Santa Barbara City Fire Department has specialized firefighting apparatus for responding to vegetation fires in four of the eight fire stations within the City of Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department would like to thank the California Fire Foundation, PG&E, and Mystery Ranch for this much-needed and appreciated safety gear. Please check out the https://www.cafirefoundation.org, http://pge.com, and http://www.mysteryranch.com

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RHS Jul 30, 2020 04:24 PM
Santa Barbara Fire Department Receives PG&E Grant

These grant boondoggle programs are just nonsense. $15K to the agency and at least as much to "administer" the grant process. Just collect the taxes and fees and distribute them pro rata. We all will be ahead.

SBLIFE Jul 30, 2020 12:29 PM
Santa Barbara Fire Department Receives PG&E Grant

Awesome for the firefighters, glad they got some equipment! PG&E, good try, but 15k is not enough to make anyone forget how many people you murdered through negligence.

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