Feb 4, 2016 1:26 AM by Anthony Peters
Tehama County volunteer firefighters will be receiving a new vehicle thanks to a local Native American tribe.
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians donated a $125,000 grant to Cal Fire for the purchase of a new squad vehicle.
The donation came after the tribe talked with the fire department about how the money could be properly used.
"We got a squad that's 20 years old and the county really doesn't have the funding to replace things," Tehama County Volunteer Chief Jim Allen said. "The counsel has been trying to find some way to support the community and by working with them they decided on a donation to buy a new squad."
The all-volunteer fire house responds to calls in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County.
Since 2002, the Paskenta Band has donated over $7.5 million to local law enforcement, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations.
Allen says, the department expects the new vehicle sometime this summer.
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