HP Firefighters Receive Grant For New Hoses

HPDPS Sgt. Lance Koppa accepts a check for $9,690 for new fire hoses. (Staff photo: Chris McGathey)

Thanks to a grant of $9,690 from Ragland, Strother & Lafitte and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Highland Park Department of Public Safety will acquire two new hoses for Engine-331, their “first out” fire engine.

HPDPS spokesperson Sgt. Lance Koppa said in a press release that the money will go towards 1000 feet of 5-inch supply hose and 750 feet of 3-inch attack hose. The 5-inch supply hose is used to supply water from a fire hydrant to a fire engine while the 3-inch attack hose is used to get large volumes of water from the fire engine to the fires.

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