Howard County Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new communication equipment with grant money

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HOWARD COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $250,000 from the G.C. Broughton Foundation to purchase a new communication system.

The system will be compatible with other emergency response organizations in Howard County such as the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Big Spring Fire Department, Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Road & Bridge, as well as the Texas Forest Service.

“We appreciate that the G.C Broughton Foundation recognizes the importance of communication between the first responders of Howard County, and we are grateful that they are committed to providing the tools to help keep our citizens safe,” HCVFD Board President Eric Barber said.

According to a release, the G.C Broughton Foundation was established in 2005 and is made up of a Board of Directors in Big Spring.

The foundation actively contributes to charities in Texas. Their contributions for 2020-2021 totaled $1,380,000.00, almost all of which was directed to Big Spring charities including CASA of Big Spring, Howard College Nursing Program, Mobile Meals, Sterling County Volunteer Fire Department, Victim Services of Big Spring, West Side Community Child Care Center, and West Texas Food Bank.

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