A rural fire department in north Walton County is getting a new 3,000-gallon Super Tanker on Feb. 178, thanks to a $238,000 FEMA Fire Act Grant.

The is the first time Liberty Fire District has received a grant of this nature, according to a press release from the district.

Funds from fire tax revenue will also help pay for the new tanker.

Liberty Fire District is an independent state fire district created by the state legislature.

It protects more than 89 square miles in north Walton County and is staffed by volunteer firefighters. The department responds to about 600 calls per year and firefighters donate more than 10,000 hours of public service annually.

The Super Tanker will double the departments ability to deliver water to fire scenes.