- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Three West Virginia fire departments will receive more than $887,000 in federal grants for equipment upgrades.

U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced the grants Monday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department will receive a grant of more than $655,000 for vehicle acquisition.

Grants for personal protective and other equipment include $187,000 for the Independent Fire Company No. 1 in Ranson and $45,000 for the Springfield Valley Volunteer Fire Company in Hampshire County.

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