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GFD questioned for purchased gas tanks

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Guam Fire Department recently spent $160 to purchase two 50-lb. gas tanks, but apparently it wasn't for firefighters to use.  A receipt for the purchase of the gas shows that the delivery address was the General Services Agency. 

At a time when the department has been short on resources and supplies, firefighters have questioned why the purchase was even made. 

But Fire Chief Dave Peredo defends the action, saying it's not that uncommon.  He told KUAM News, "In gracious response to that which we always do help one another as far as other agencies is that we help them out, and if anything, I'm sure that they'll do the same when that time comes to helping out each other."

Personnel at the fire stations have expressed concerns that the department can purchase gas tanks for GSA but have been told there's no money to procure gas tanks for the stations. In the meantime, GSA was not available to comment as to why they needed the tanks.

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