Elizabethton (TN) Fire Department Receives Grant for New Truck

The Elizabethton City Council was approved for a $155,300 grant from the Rural Development of the United States Department of the Agriculture.

According to a report from The Johnson City Press, the Elizabethton (TN) Fire Department’s (EFD’s) latest addition to its fleet is now on the assembly line, and EFD Chief Barry Carrier says he is closely monitoring the progress with communication and photos directly from the factory.

In 2020, the Elizabethton City Council applied for a grant from the Rural Development of the United States Department of the Agriculture. The grant was eventually approved for $155,300, or about 31 percent of the cost of the truck.

At $405,000, the manufacturing of a vehicle the city will operate for many years is certainly worth following closely, but the approval of the grant is good news for its taxpayers.

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