by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Fire Department has received federal funds to help purchase some new equipment and vehicles. GFD Spokesperson Joey San Nicolas says the department was recently awarded two grants totaling $1.7 million. He adds that they are waiting for more money from the feds to help them equip all fire stations throughout the island.
"We also have a request for another $500,000 from the USDA grants, and we are currently in the process of expending some of those monies for fire apparatuses and ambulances," he said.
Meanwhile, San Nicolas says the department is still working on the memorandum of understanding with the Guam Memorial Hospital for the ambulance service fee system. Fire Chief Dave Peredo told KUAM News that he anticipates access to those funds by May.