Cave City receives grant for critical firefighter equipment


Cave City Mayor Jonas Anderson recently announced the Cave City Fire Department has received a Rural Services Block Grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

The award amount of $75,000 will be used to replace critical air pack equipment that firefighters use for fresh air during fires.

Anderson noted in a press release that “…the packs we currently have are nearing the end of their useful life, and these funds will be a great help as we begin to replace our inventory. I want to thank Carrie McIntosh at White River Planning and Development for her invaluable assistance, and especially would like to thank Assistant Fire Chief Billy Penn and Engineer Justin Wilson for their work over the past couple of years to see this process through.”

Founded in 1959, the Cave City Fire Department is an ISO-4 certified, volunteer organization with nearly 30 members. It provides fire protection, as well as first-response medical and rescue operations, to an approximately 50 square-mile district. For more information, visit the department website at

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