According to a report from Call Newspapers, Crestwood, Missouri, is seeking upward of $1 million in federal grant money to purchase a new quint for the city’s fire department.
City officials were planning to apply for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant through FEMA to purchase the new apparatus.
Fire Chief Lou Hecht told the city’s board of aldermen that a quint apparatus would permit the use of an aerial while running lines for fire suppression at the same time, according to the newspaper.
A new quint could help the city improve its insurance rating, which is already at Class 2
In the city’s last insurance review by the Insurance Services Office, it was noted Crestwood has five buildings with three or more stories and the closest aerial was more than three minutes away.
Hecht said if an award is granted, the city would pay about $50,000 for the apparatus.