The Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department has received $3,926 from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation to purchase Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for the department. The money will provide six air bottles and an air mask that will replace outdated items and aid in the department’s response during an emergency.
The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved a total of $373,804.72 in grant funding to local fire departments, law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services.
The focus of the foundation is to support the future of the public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies for critical public safety needs across Indiana. Grants are provided up to $4,000. Public safety agencies are eligible to apply for projects such as:
- Equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment
- Acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders
- Providing radios and technology equipment
- Training for emergency responders