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Indian gaming helps fund new fire engine


Last updated 9/27/2012 at Noon

North County Fire Protection District Captain Kevin Mahr, Director Kathleen Thuner, Battalion Chief Brandon Lucore, and Director Ken Munson pose with the district

FALLBROOK – The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) recently placed into service a new fire engine. The purchase was made possible, in part, with grant funds acquired through the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund (SDF).

The SDF, which originated when the tribal compacts were signed in 1999 by then-Governor Gray Davis, is designed to assist local governments handle off-reservation impacts of tribal gaming by permitting cities and counties to apply for grants funded by tribal contributions to the state SDF.

Locally, the SDF is funded by the Barona Band of Mission India...

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