Hickory Flat awarded firefighting grant

By Southern Advocate

HICKORY FLAT – Six volunteer firefighters in Hickory Flat will receive new turnout gear with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The grant of $13,150 is disbursed through the U.S. Fire Administration under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Fully equipping the volunteer firefighters with proper gear will enable them to attend valuable training sessions as well as to perform their regular firefighting duties, and this grant ensures that the entire crew has the proper equipment.