by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Guam Fire Department personnel received $100,000 worth of equipment today. Sledgehammers, crash axes, wrenches, straps, multi-use tools, crash sets and more were distributed to firefighters this morning. The equipment was paid with federal and local money. Fire Chief Dave Peredo says the equipment will augment the new fire trucks when the department gets them.
A bid for five fire trucks is expected to be published in the next few days. The new trucks will be paid with $1.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior.