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Area Counties Receive Emergency Response Grants



The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved nearly 374 thousand dollars in grant funding to local fire departments, law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services.

In Knox County, the Vincennes Township Fire District received nearly $4,000 to purchase rescue equipment that is not currently owned by the department.

In Greene County, the Center Township Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase training equipment.

The Linton Fire Department received over $2,700 to purchase equipment for an alternate emergency operations center.

Greene County received $3,800 to purchase a backup generator for its emergency operations center plus radio and computer equipment.

The Richland-Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase a new fire hose.

In Pike County, Pike County EMS received $4,000 to update existing radio equipment.

In Dubois County, the Ireland-Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase a thermal imaging camera.

In Gibson County, the Oakland City Fire Department received $3,875 to purchase narrow banded communication equipment.

The Francisco Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase six Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus cylinders.

And, the Gibson County Emergency Management Agency received $4,000 to purchase a mast type antenna for its Emergency Operations Center mobile unit.

In Greene County, the Center Township Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase training equipment.

The Linton Fire Department received over $2,700 to purchase equipment for an alternate emergency operations center.

Greene County received $3,800 to purchase a backup generator for its emergency operations center plus radio and computer equipment.

The Richland-Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase a new fire hose,

In Sullivan County, the Turman Township Volunteer Fire Department received $4,000 to purchase an air bag system for lifting and extrication purposes.