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Argyle gets fire grant
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ARGYLE - The Argyle Fire Department will receive about $129,000 to purchase equipment.

Argyle Fire Chief Randy Martin said the money will be used to purchase air packs and a compressor to fill air bottles.

Martin said the department has a 28-year-old compressor that needs to be replaced and the 17 air packs used by the department are different models. The grant will allow the department to buy uniform equipment for the 28-man department.

The grant is provided by the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to support training, wellness and fitness, firefighting equipment, personal protective equipment and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

"This grant program has been an unqualified success in getting much-needed resources directly to local firefighters, and I am pleased that I was able to assist the department in securing this grant," Sen. Russ Feingold said.

Wisconsin communities have sent 713 applications to USFA, requesting a total amount of almost $100 million.