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Borger FD receives grant from Agrium

November 4, 2011

Employees of Agrium gave the Borger Fire Department a $25,000 grant to cover the costs of a UTV equipped for rescue and wildland fire suppression. PHOTO BY DON RICE

The Borger Fire Department received a grant from Agrium that went toward the purchase of a Polaris UTV.
The grant, in the amount of $25,000, covers the costs of the UTV, which is a six-wheel vehicle equipped for rescue and wildland fire suppression.
The vehicle has the ability to access many places that the department’s larger apparatus can not, so it can transport patients and equipment through the city’s industrial plants and provide quick access to these areas.
This vehicle also has the capability of fire suppression, a 100-gallon water tank, and three gallon foam cell that will give firefighters water resources that they normally would not have.
The UTV will also provide firefighters with the ability to test fire hydrants more efficiently without the wear and tear on the larger apparatus.
“The City of Borger and Borger Fire Department would like to thank Agrium for this new tool we have added to our department,” Fire Marshall Jerry Langwell said.

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