MSVFD receives new MSA air masks

Submitted by Ron Frehm
Posted 2/18/19

The Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department recently received 27 new MSA air masks partially funded by a FEMA grant and supplied by SunBelt Fire in Fairhope, AL. The grant also included masks for …

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MSVFD receives new MSA air masks

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Pictured here are Magnolia Springs Volunteer Firefighters listening to and participating in hands on instruction from Chip Crooms with Sunbelt Fire.

Recently, Loxley VFD was awarded a Regional FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to replace outdated self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), air bottles, and air mask. The regional grant awarded a total of 84 SCBAs which were split up between three fire departments based off their needs that were submitted in the grant request with Magnolia Springs receiving a total of 27 new SCBAs. The three fire departments met for bid opening and awarded the bid to Sunbelt Fire in Fairhope, AL. Upon delivery of the new SCBAs, Sunbelt Fire provided user training to the departments. Magnolia Springs firefighters are undergoing a couple more weeks of hands on training and completing online training and testing before the packs will be placed in service. The Regional Grant was between Loxley VFD (lead on the grant) Fort Morgan VFD and Magnolia Springs VFD. For additional information please contact Magnolia Springs Fire Chief Kaylan Driskell at 251-269-8714.