NHN Grant funds purchase fire rescue chainsaw for City of Gautier

A $1,539.99 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grant from Singing River Electric allowed the City of Gautier to purchase a rescue chainsaw.

This specialized piece of equipment is designed exclusively for fire, rescue, and emergency service personnel. The immediate goal is to provide exceptional life safety capabilities to Gautier residents and visitors.

“The chainsaw is capable of cutting through glass, metal, roofing, wood, and other materials firefighters often encounter during rescue operations,” said Fire Chief Josh Latch. “Rescue is the most important function of every fire department.”

The City of Gautier’s fire department is building its capacity by increasing manpower, providing training opportunities, and equipping the city with state-of-the-art firefighting tools.

For more information on Singing River Electric’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grant program, visit www.singingriver.com/my-community. The next application deadline is January 12, 2024.

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Cutline: City of Gautier representatives show off its new fire rescue chainsaw. Pictured left to right are Captain Maurice McClure, Firefighter Austin Graham, Mayor Casey Vaughan, Chief Josh Latch, City Manager Paula Yancey, Training Chief Josh Hill, Grants & Projects Director Kim Saucier, Deputy Chief Kevin Finn, Captain Jered Graham, and Firefighter Ian Goff.