WATCH LIVE: Loris, Tabor City fire departments to unveil 3 new fire trucks


LORIS, SC (WMBF) – The Loris and Tabor City fire departments have over $1 million in combined grants to update and replace their fire-fighting equipment, including new water tankers and a new fire engine.

The two departments are scheduled to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Thursday to unveil the new equipment at the Loris Fire Department.

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The Tabor City Fire Department replaced two of their converted water trucks with two identical 2017 Freightliner Rosenbauer 3,0000-gallon tankers thanks to a $663,074 grant award which was 95 percent funded by the Homeland Security FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

The Loris Fire department replaced their 1978 C-8000 Pierce Engine with a 2017 Freightliner Rosenbauer Fire Engine with 1,000 gallons of water. The new engine was paid for with a $333,500 grant award, also from the Homeland Security FEMA AFG program.

Tune in to WMBF News beginning at 4 p.m. for a full report from reporter Ian Klein.

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