Tennessee officials encourage rescue squads to apply for grant money to purchase lifesaving equipment.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office said in a news release that $2 million has been set aside to help rescue squads across the state.
Gov. Bill Lee and the General Assembly approved the funding in 2022. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 10.
There are more than 90 rescue squads in Tennessee whose specialized services include extrication, structural collapse response, and swift water rescue.