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Fredenberg Fire Department wins grant to buy water pumper

A large-volume water pumper has been on the Fredenberg Volunteer Fire Department's wish list for four years. That wish will be fulfilled, thanks to a $240,388 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

A large-volume water pumper has been on the Fredenberg Volunteer Fire Department's wish list for four years.

That wish will be fulfilled, thanks to a $240,388 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

The grant is part of $2 million in federal grants to Minnesota first responders announced Thursday, according to a news release from Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.

Mark Toms, chief of the 21-member Fredenberg department, said the pumper, with a 2,500-gallon tank, would cost about $300,000. The grant would be enough to ensure they'll be able to get it, Toms said.

Toms said the new pumper will replace a 1983 vehicle that was obtained from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The pumper on that vehicle no longer works.

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