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Ohio city officials accept $155K grant for fire department equipment

Ashtabula firefighters are expected to use the AFG funding for new SCBA


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By Shelley Terry
Star Beacon

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Ashtabula City Council accepted a $155,600 grant Tuesday night to buy life-saving equipment for the city’s firefighters.

Since 2001, Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) have helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and other hazards.

City Manager Jim Timonere recommended using the grant money to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and related equipment from Fire Force Inc. of Hudson.

Council unanimously approved an ordinance allowing him to enter into the agreement.

City Council also approved the manager’s request for an ordinance to buy a refuse trailer to haul garbage and debris for $143,000.

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