SWAN QUARTER, N.C., September 24, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department Sub Station today.
USDA invested $1.4 million in loans and disaster grants to construct a substation and purchase fire equipment for Swan Quarter VFD.
The substation is needed to reduce response times and improve fire protection services to residents in Swan Quarter.
The building contains:
• A commercial grade kitchen
• Training room
• Office spaces
• American Disabilities Act compliant bathrooms with showers
• Bays that can facilitate four firetrucks
“We are proud to assist the rural citizens of Swan Quarter,” said Speight. “Assuring our rural communities have quality protection is not only a priority of the Biden-Harris administration but is also a personal priority of mine. Our rural communities need the security of knowing they will hear their first responders coming quickly after they are summoned.”
Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.
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