Xenia Township Fire Dept. receives grants

Xenia Daily Gazette

XENIA TOWNSHIP — Xenia Township Fire Department is the recipient of two awards from the State of Ohio to assist in providing EMS and fire services to the residents of Xenia and Caesarscreek Townships.

The fire department was notified in June that they were chosen to receive $10,000 to put towards the purchase of fire equipment.

The Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal makes the Fire Department Equipment Grant available to qualifying fire departments. Allowable equipment within the grant includes protective clothing, SCBA, communications equipment and other miscellaneous equipment.

Eligible fire departments must serve a population of less than 25,000, be in compliance with the Volunteer Firefighter Dependents Fund outlined in Ohio Revised Code 146, and have submitted incident fire reports for the designated year.

In July, the fire department was awarded a reimbursement grant of $3,600 from the State of Ohio Division of EMS to purchase EMS equipment and training.

The emphasis of items purchased through the grant program will be for the training of personnel, for the purchase of equipment and vehicles, and to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of emergency medical services in this state.

These grants will be used before the end of 2017 to purchase fire and EMS equipment.

“We are grateful for being selected as recipients of these grants,” said Xenia Township Fire Department Chief Dean Fox in a release.

Xenia Daily Gazette

Story courtesy of the Xenia Township Fire Department.

Story courtesy of the Xenia Township Fire Department.