Saturday, February 20, 2010

Middletown Division of Fire Receives Grant

Middletown Division of Fire Receives Grant

The Middletown Divison of Fire will receive a $79,560 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. It plans to use the money to advance its firefighter health and safety programs.

Fire Chief Steve Botts said the Middletown Division of Fire is "thrilled" to receive the money. "This grant will have a real impact in our community, it will be cost effective and it will directly impact public safety," he added.

Congressman Boehner announced the grant last week, "The Middletown Division of Fire has a long history of service and dedication to the people of Butler and Warren counties. I am pleased to announce this award, and congratulate everyone at the Middletown Division of Fire for all of their hard work throughout this highly competitive grant process.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is a highly competitive process, overseen by fire service experts. The purpose of the program is to provide grants that will help local fire departments and emergency medical service organizations enhance preparedness and capability. This includes equipment upgrades and training. The Operations and Safety grants, like the one awarded to the Middletown Division of Fire, supports training, equipment, personal protective equipment, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities.

The Middletown Division of Fire, led by Botts, has 85 members and provides fire suppression, ALS paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medical services including transport duties, fire prevention, hazardous material response, confined space entry and other technical rescue actions. It have five stations located on North Clinton Street, Dixie Highway, Tytus Avenue, Central Avenue, and Roosevelt Boulevard.

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