Indiana Grants Will Help Fire Departments Buy Equipment

Several Indiana fire departments recently were awarded grants from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation to upgrade equipment. The foundation approved more than $400,000 in grants to aid public safety agencies in 62 counties.

The Richmond Fire Department will receive $4,000 from the foundation for a fire mask with an ambient breathing regulator, hot microphone and dual earphones.

The Connersville Fire Department was awarded $3,660 to buy two sets of turnout gear. The Everton Volunteer Fire Department received $3,948 to buy fire hose and a nozzle.

In Franklin County, the Eagle Fire Company of Oldenburg received $3,898 to buy a defibrillator, evacuation chair and nozzles.
Randolph County’s White River Township Fire Department was awarded $3,570 to purchase turnout gear.

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