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Fire departments receive funding

Each department within the Crenshaw County Volunteer Fire Department Association received a check for $1,922.69.

The Alabama Legislature has set aside funding in order to aid local volunteer fire departments with needed items, such as new equipment, insurance payments, turnout gear, and training.

Rep. Charles Newton and Senator Wendell Mitchell have been instrumental in getting this support for local VFDs. Pictured above from left, front row: Robert McGhough, Honoraville fire chief; Stephen Wilson, president of the Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue; Karen Davis, Dozier fire chief; David Kelley, Alabama Forestry Commission; Don Moore, Rutledge VFD; Tommy Petrey, NECC fire chief; Stae Sanders, Fullers Crossroads. Back row: Jimmy Johnson, Brantley asst. fire chief; Rep. Charles Newton; Gene Baggett, Chapel Hill fire chief; Scott Stricklin, Glenwood fire chief; Bill McManigle, Luverne fire chief; and Allen Cauthen, president of the Crenshaw County Fire Department Association.