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.