Ross Township is one of three Ohio communities that will share more than $229,000 to bolster fire departments.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced that the Ross Fire Department would receive $106,400 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance for Firefighters program.
Grants are awarded to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations not directly affiliated with a hospital.
“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” Brown said. “These funds ensure that firefighters in southwest Ohio have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”
Ross will use its grants to purchase four automatic defibrillators to put into its ambulances, said Chief Steve Miller.
“The ones we have are outdated, older units that aren’t able to be upgraded to American Heart Association guidelines,” Miller said.
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