Archive for ◊ April, 2010 ◊

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• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Canton Township Fire Department

A Mobile Training Tower is what Canton Township will be purchasing with the funds that they were awarded on April 9, 2010, in Round 10 of the 2009 AFG Grant process. The total cost of this tower is approximately $222,250.00. The acquisition of this training tower will mean that Canton Township will have the first of its kind in Stark County.

Obtaining this training tower will enable the fire department to train its members in all types of responses. This equipment will also enable them to train with all the fire departments that they provide and receive mutual aid/automatic aid with to strengthen the interoperability between the departments.

Being able to train in simulated real life situations will help to better prepare our firefighters for real life situations. Having to means and ability to train with this type of equipment is priceless when it comes to training our firefighters properly.


Lexington Township Volunteer Fire Department

After 4 previous attempts in the last 4 years and not being successful in receiving an AFG Grant, Lexington Township Fire Department finally received their first AFG FEMA Grant for Operations and Safety to replace much needed SCBA Airpacks and Individual Face Pieces in Round 10 which was released on April 9, 2010.

Lexington Township is located in Alliance, Ohio in Stark County. Funding for an Accountability System to be utilized with the new SCBA Air packs was also included in this grant.  The total funding for this grant came to $58,500 to make these purchases.

Congratulations on your determination and persistance, it paid finally paid off!!

Sugarcreek Fire Department

Located in the heart of Amish Country, Sugarcreek Fire Department which is situated in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, received funding from the AFG in the amount of $81,240.00 in Round 10 on April 9, 2010 to purchase turnout gear which would be replacing gear which is in excess of 10 years of age.

Also funded through this grant was the purchase of SCBA Airpacks which would be replacing old airpacks which are in excess of 12 years of age.

This too would be Sugarcreek’s very first AFG awarded after 3 attempts to replace their equipment.

All the best and congrats on your award!

Leesville Volunteer Fire Department

“Fourth Grant in three years!” - Leesville has secured their fourth grant in three years through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant for much needed equipment. Leesville Volunteer Fire Department is located in Carroll County, Ohio in the township of Leesville.

Funding with this grant will help to purchase much needed Hose in varying sizes, various adaptors,wyes and siamese attachments for hose, a Thermal Imaging Camera, Portable Pump and a Mobile Generator.

This grant award totaled $30,235.00 which was awarded on Friday, April 9, 2010 in Round 10 of the 2009 AFG Grant process

Congratulations Leesville Volunteer Fire Department!!

Author: admin
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Bloom Township Volunteer Fire Department received $8,000.00 from the State Fire Marshal Equipment Grant in March 2010. This Grant will help to purchase much needed equipment for the fire department.

Congratulations to you!!

Author: admin
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Located in the heart of Amish Country, Paint Township Volunteer Fire Department of Winesburg Ohio in Holmes County, was awarded a much needed Fire Prevention and Safety Grant in the amount of $54, 210 on April 2, 2010. It took 4 years and 4 applications later to get this grant awarded but on April 2, 2010, it all paid off. Paint Township Volunteer Fire Department will be able to distribute CO detectors and Smoke Detectors to homes in their community which are known for utilizing alternative heat sources. This grant will also include funding to purchase educational videos, puppets, handouts and supplies to distribute to the community and help to educate the community on a continuous basis. This grant was awarded under the Fire Prevention and Safety - Public Awareness category of the Grant.

Congratulations and we applaude you in your attempt to make the community a safer and more educated place to live.

Author: admin
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

On March 26, 2010, Freeport Community Volunteer Fire Department received funding in Round 8 from the 2009 AFG Grant Year to replace 22 year old turnout gear and also a Washer Extractor and Dryer to maintain the new turnout gear as well. The total grant funding came to $51,870.00.

Congratulations to Freeport and its dedicated members. The members will have piece of mind when responding to a call with gear that will better protect them.

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• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Portage Fire District

Portage Fire District located in Ottawa County, Oak Harbor, Ohio received their first ever AFG Grant in the Operations and Safety category in the amount of $195,074.00 on March 19, 2010. Portage Fire District will be able to purchase a Washer Extractor and Dryer which they have never owned before to keep the new turnout gear clean, which they will be purchasing with this grant funding as well. 

Also awarded in this grant was funding to replace 20 year old SCBA Airpacks along with an Accountability Systems for keeping more efficient account of the firefighters on scene. To top off this grant application, Portage Fire District also received funding to equipt each firefighter with their own individual facepieces which they did not have before.

Congratulations on your first ever AFG!!

Scio Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

After receiving their first grant in Round 4 on February 19, 2010 in the amount of $100,000 for SCBA and Individual Facepieces, Scio Volunteer Fire Department was awarded their second grant for $250,000 in Round 7 for the acquisition of a much needed Tanker which would be replacing a 1976 “homemade” tanker. After two attempts to receive funding for each of these grants which were denied in the FY 2008 AFG season, they were very fortunate to receive both grants in the 2009 FY AFG season.

Enjoy your much deserved vehicle and equipment and be safe in the process!!!!