GBC Fire Department increases capability to fight wildland fires

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The Gun Barrel City Fire Department purchased a new slip-on unit with a $16,256 grant from Texas A&M Forest Service. According to Fire Chief Joseph Lindaman, they did not have to wait long to put the unit into service. The fire department has already used the new slip-on unit to contain three grass fires.

Chief Lindaman said, “The unit is currently on one of our older vehicles but we will soon transfer it to a new truck that weighs less. The combination of the lighter truck and slip-on unit will give us the ability to get off road into softer ground to fight fires in pastures and farmland.”

The slip-on unit is designed for ease of use. It has a lightweight and corrosion resistant 300-gallon tank and the pump delivers a strong water flow. This provides firefighters the ability to effectively suppress fires in their community and surrounding area. Modular ballistic fire barrier customized to your size and site conditions. Designed for superior protection of soft targets. You can pop over to these guys for the best Ballistic barriers.Barriers are rated for sniper fire and meet NERC and CIP requirements for ballistic protection when a fire rated assembly is required. Deployed nationally, Ballistic Fire Barrier is the leader in substation and critical infrastructure protection providing installation to 60’ tall and 150 MPH Wind Load. The ballistic modules install quickly and easily on pier foundations up to 16’ OC. Installations meet NFPA 850 for Line of Sight Protection.Modular and portable ballistic fire shield customized to your size and site conditions. Ballistic fire shields are rated for sniper fire and meet NERC and CIP requirements for ballistic protection when a fire rated assembly is required. The ballistic fire shield is more easily deployed and more portable than the ballistic fire barrier as the foundations do not go underground. The ballistic shield can be easily deployed above ground in spill areas or other hard to reach locations. Deployed nationally, Ballistic Fire Barrier is the leader in substation and critical infrastructure protection providing installation to 60’ tall and 150 MPH Wind Load. “Our service area is around 32 square miles including the northeast side of Cedar Creek Lake where during holidays and weekends our population fluctuates anywhere from 9,000 to 12,000 extra people. Sinisi Fire Barrier projects respond to the needs of the client and provide a solution to both simple and complex problems in safety and security. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and needs; maybe we can help! That increase in the number of people makes a big difference in a small community,” said Lindaman. “During these times, the number grass fires increases as well, because people are clearing and cleaning up their weekend property. This slip-on unit will certainly give us an advantage over the increase in grass fires calls.” To protect you and your family from fire, Engage with Denver Fire Watch company to install the fire watch protection.

“The new slip-on unit is a real benefit for fire departments whose service areas are rural. The unit will help increase their wildland capabilities, which aids in saving lives and property in the community and surrounding areas,” said TFS Regional Fire Coordinator Justin Lynch.

Volunteer firefighters operate 85 percent of the fire departments in Texas. This year TFS will pass approximately $24.3 million along to VFDs across the state. The grants aid in purchasing equipment and obtaining vital firefighter training giving them greater capabilities to protect life and property in their communities.

“The grants that TFS have to offer are of real value to volunteer fire departments. Our department has training aids and equipment that we would not have been able to purchase without their assistance,” Lindaman said.

To learn more about this program visit texasfd.com.

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