Ohio fire department to buy cameras with grant

The department's two thermal imaging cameras are about 15 years old and need to be replaced

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NORTHWOOD, Ohio — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) earlier this month announced that the Northwood Fire Department had been awarded $21,905 for Operations and Safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

The fire department was awarded the funding as part of round 3 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2014 AFG program announcements.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders improve their ability to protect the public and themselves. Projects funded in the Operations and Safety category include training, facility upgrades and modifications, and supplies such as protective equipment.

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