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Nv <br /> WASHINGTON <br /> TOWNSHIP <br /> Welcome To More <br /> FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: <br /> Kate Trangenstein, Communication Manager, 937-432-2801 <br /> FOR RELEASE: <br /> October 8, 2020 <br /> WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT <br /> The Washington Township Fire Department has been awarded the Assistance to Firefighters Grant(AFG) <br /> from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant is awarded annually to multiple fire <br /> departments across the country and ensures that emergency personnel are able to purchase critically <br /> important equipment. <br /> The$260,909.09 grant was presented to the department on September 2. The department will <br /> match 10 percent of the grant funding, as required by the grant application requirements. Cost <br /> sharing requirements for the AFG are based on the size of the population that the department <br /> serves. <br /> The grant will be used to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus, also known as air packs. The <br /> air packs that are currently used have reached their end of life and replacing them will make the <br /> department compliant for another decade. <br /> "The primary goal of applying for and receiving grant funding is to increase our ability to serve the <br /> community and help offset the equipment cost to taxpayers," says Ian Emmons, Deputy Fire Chief. "This <br /> grant will ensure that we make the largest, most cost-effective impact toward that goal. Additionally,this <br /> purchase will allow our personnel to safely respond to events where air quality is dangerous." <br /> Washington Township has been awarded the AFG in previous years. Funding has previously been used to <br /> purchase an exhaust system for two of the stations and toward the purchase of a new fire engine. <br />