Grant County Fire District #13 Receives $1,500 Rural Community Grant

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August 17, 2012

SPOKANE, Wash. – Northwest Farm Credit Services is proud to award Grant County Fire District #13 with a $1,500 Rural Community Grant. The grant will be used to purchase a garage door to open an existing building and protect vehicles.

Grant County Fire Chief Shane Heston says, “Please accept our sincere appreciation for providing funding to assist with the purchase and installation of an new overhead apparatus door. The addition of the overhead door will provide for maximum efficiency and speed up the responses of our equipment to emergencies. Currently there are situations that require us to start up and move a fire truck in order to get the needed truck out for response. Often times we are delayed in our response as moving of trucks requires additional time. It is not a viable option to store our equipment outside as this invites theft/sabotage and weather reduces the life of our equipment.”

Northwest FCS is committed to helping rural communities succeed. This year Northwest FCS, with support from CoBank, has awarded 59 grants worth more than $114,000. Since 2007, Northwest FCS has presented more than 191 rural grants totaling more than $420,000. The next Rural Community Grant deadline is October 1, 2012. If you are a Northwest FCS customer and think your rural project may be eligible, visit to find more information.

Northwest FCS provides more than $10 billion in financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. CoBank is a Farm Credit System cooperative bank providing financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers throughout the United States.