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Fire departments win grants for equipment

By The Associated Press

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two West Virginia fire departments have been awarded federal funding for equipment and other purchases.

Rep. Nick Rahall announced the grants Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Rahall, D-W.Va., said the Cora Volunteer Fire Department in Logan County will receive more than $41,000 to purchase smoke, carbon monoxide and natural gas detectors for low-income households with senior citizens and children.

The Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department in Cabell County will receive more than $27,000 to buy 10 full sets of firefighting protective equipment.

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