The Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will purchase 38 portable radios, 22 “ruggedized” laptops and state of the art defibrillators. Firefighters, as they have done in the past, wrote the grant application, said acting Fire Chief Rick Wagner.
The $200,000 was requested by Sen. Sherrod Brown as a budget earmark. The money would be used to promote and support small businesses by “technical assistance through curriculum development, staff support, and a rotating loan fund,” according to the Ohio Democrat’s request. No word when that request might be approved.
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