Elyria (OH) Fire Department Seeks Grant for Ladder Fire Apparatus

The Elyria Fire Department is planning to apply for a grant to help replace its ladder truck which is estimated to cost $1.3 million, reports The Morning Journal.

The grant, which is valued up to $1 million, is from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for assistance to firefighters. If the city were to receive the grant, it would have to match 10% of the $1 million.

The city’s current aerial truck has a manufacturing year of 2008 and has been in service since 2009.

Fire officials cautioned that the grant is very competitive but that the application is worth the effort.

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