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Firehouse Subs grant pays for AVFR boat

Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue has been named a 2021 grant recipient by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $18,366 grant has been used to purchase a 16-foot SeaArk boat, 40 hp Yamaha motor and trailer.

“We’re so thankful for the support from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs restaurant,” said AVFR Special Operations Captain Jay Parlett. “The 16-foot SeaArk rescue boat, motor, and trailer will help us properly respond in the shallow waterways throughout our district and easily launch from the many natural boat ramps throughout the county.”

This grant is one of 118 in total that the Firehouse Foundation has awarded to public safety organizations across the country during the most recent grant application period. The 118 grants total more than $2.5 million put toward critical lifesaving equipment.

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