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Goshen Fire Receives FEMA SAFER Grant for front-line responder.

The Goshen Rural Fire Protection District has been awarded a 2015 SAFER grant. As a primarily volunteer department, Goshen has worked hard to strengthen their recruiting and retention model, implementing a volunteer shift program, resident responder program and EMS only responder program over the last 10 years.

The SAFER Grant is intended to fund volunteer fire departments to help them increase the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities.

“We have quality, well trained responders”, said Andrew Smith, Division Chief, “however, with over 500 calls per year, our volunteers are working hard to meet the community’s needs”.