Fired up for nozzles |

Fired up for nozzles

The Grass Valley Fire Department demonstrated its new state-of-the-art fire nozzles Thursday, obtained with a $10,000 grant from a local insurance company.

The 14 nozzles, secured through Networked Insurance Agents and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s Heritage Grant Program, are lighter than the department’s 20-year-old nozzles and they deliver more water, Grass Valley Fire Chief Jim Marquis said.

The nozzles also match the type used by the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, which often work together with the GVFD.

“This donation significantly increases our ability to protect both our citizens and our firefighters,” Marquis said. “We greatly appreciate Network Insurance Agents working on our behalf with Fireman’s Fund to bring home yet another generous award.”

The Fireman’s Fund Heritage Program awards millions of dollars in grants every year to fire departments across the country, Marquis said.

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