SHERMAN, TX-It's an early Christmas for Bells firefighters when they received thousands of dollars worth of new gear from a local restaurant.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the Bells fire department with over $16,000 dollars worth of equipment Thursday afternoon. Lt. Ronnie Lewis said they have been using bunker gear dating back to the 70's. And with this gift, they will now be able to save some money for new equipment.
"It's almost like winning the lottery honestly. We're extremely excited that we received the grant because money's tight and it's very difficult to find the resources and find people who are still willing in this economy to continue donating," he said.
The foundation said the donation wouldn't be possible without the help of the community.