Starkville Fire Department Sgt. Justin Edwards shows the equipment included in one of nine new diving equipment sets the department received through a donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The equipment, worth $19,400, will allow the department to resume its dive rescue operations. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
Starkville Fire Department will resume providing a vital dive rescue service after a 5-year hiatus, thanks to a $19,400 donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Fire Chief Rodger Mann said the department provided diving services to the city, county and neighboring communities for a number of years. However, aging equipment forced the department to stop the program.
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