Buffalo/Mount Pisgah Fire Department Gets FEMA Grant

The Buffalo/Mount Pisgah has been awarded a grant of $4,645 by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Assistance to Firefighters Program.  The funds will be used to implement a new online training program.  Currently firefighters with the Buffalo/Mount Pisgah fire department attend four hours of in house training each month.  The grant will help supplement and enhance the in house training.  Another goal of the grant is to enhance training opportunities.   Due to the rural location of the Buffalo/Mount Pisgah fire department many of its firefighters have to travel Lugoff, Lancaster, Darlington and other locations to receive basic certification classes.  The grant will allow for more certification classes locally without the burden of travel.  The grant will also help improve firefighter and community safety in the Buffalo/Mount Pisgah area by improving training and better  preparing firefighters which in turn could help lower insurance rate.  Buffalo/Mount Pisgah fire chief Chris Jones saying he’s excited about the additional training opportunities for his firefighters.