Union Township firefighters to receive grant money

The Union Township Board of Trustees have requested detailed reports from all the departments in the township and during the meeting on March 10, the fire and police chief shared collected data and information with the board. Fire Chief Stan Deimling also had several requests for funding.

Union Township firefighters will receive additional fire safety training as a result of a $84,950 grant. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will be utilized for two categories of training according to Chief Deimling.

“The firefighters safety will include a controlled decontamination system,” said Deimling. “It is a portable system that will be used to try to prevent cross-contamination of potential invasive diseases transferred from patients to firefighters. The second category is firefighter training. It is for a training program and the materials are packaged for multiple copies of instructions for our firefighters.”