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Surplus DoD equipment can go to fire departments

LAWTON, Okla._Governor Mary Fallin praised an announcement that fully and permanently restores the DoD surplus equipment programs that benefit Oklahoma counties.

The DoD announced in July that it would suspend programs that transfer surplus equipment to counties because they did not meet emissions regulations. Thursday's announcement overturned that decision, allowing the surplus transfers. Fallin said she was pleased that the federal government reversed a call she says was "a senseless discontinuation of an important program."

Each year, Oklahoma fire departments rely on $13 to $15 million dollars worth of surplus equipment from the DoD.


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