The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal (SFM) has announced the availability of two grants: the Individual and Joint Equipment Grant an the Training Reimbursement Grant.
"We're proud to support Ohio's firefighters through these grants," State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon said. "This funding is a huge benefit to the fire service, especially for our volunteers, allowing them to better protect the communities they serve."
The equipment grant can be used for personal protective clothing, SCBA, communications equipment and other miscellaneous equipment.
Those eligible for this grant include departments that serve a population less than 25,000.
The 2024 Grant cycle will have a total of $2 Million in funding available with half of these funds being specifically earmarked for volunteer fire departments.
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VIDEO: Toledo Edison is spreading holiday cheer by contributing to the safety and well-being of the City of Toledo Fire & Rescue Department. Toledo Edison donated nearly 30 voltage detection watches, commonly referred to as V-Watches, to the dedicated men and women serving on the front lines of emergency response.
“The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department is extremely grateful for this generous donation of personal voltage detectors by Toledo Edison. These voltage detectors will allow our emergency responders to identify energized power lines, thereby keeping emergency personnel and citizens safe from electrical dangers. Toledo Edison has always been a great community partner to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department, and we appreciate their continued support,” Toledo Fire Chief Allison Armstrong said.
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VIDEO: The identities of the victims who were found dead in the aftermath of a house fire in Jefferson Township have been named.
According to St. Pius X School in Reynoldsburg, pre-K student De’Andre Berry-Samba and his grandmother Marielda Nangah did not survive an early Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a home in Jefferson Township.
In a social media post, the St. Pius school announced it has created a GoFundMe account for the Berry-Samba family, which included Nangah, 71, De’Andre Berry-Samba and two of De’Andre’s sisters, who managed to escape the home.
Multiple crews went to the home in the 6600 block of Greylag Street, located in the East Broad neighborhood in Jefferson Township. According to Fire Chief Brad Shull, a woman and her three grandchildren were in the home when the fire broke out.
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