08.11.05

Burr Announces $117,000 Loan for Gibsonville firefighters

Funds to purchase new fire truck

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $117,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for Gibsonville's Fire District No. 28. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Community Facility Direct Loan Program, will be used to purchase a new fire engine and improve firefighter response time.

"Emergency responders keep our communities safe," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help make Alamance and Guilford Counties safer by providing for new equipment."

Fire District No. 28 will use these funds to purchase a 2005 International Fire Engine. The new fire engine will allow firefighters to respond faster to emergencies.

Community Facility Direct Loans cover improvement costs of community facilities in rural areas.