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Clinchco, Dungannon departments awarded FEMA grants for fire equipment

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Two fire departments in Southwest Virginia will receive thousands in federal funding to help secure new equipment.

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday the securement of Assistant to Firefighters grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for agencies in Dungannon and Clinchco.

Dungannon officials will receive more than $261,000 for the purchase of a new tanker truck while the Clinchco department will get $168,000 for breathing apparatus equipment.

It marks the second grant award for Dungannon this year. The department received more than $100,000 in June for new equipment from a similar FEMA grant.

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