Brevator Fire receives $65,075 grant
The Brevator Township Fire Department received good news that is certain to breathe new life into the 14-member, all-volunteer depertment. The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Brevator Fire $65,075 from its Assistance to Firefighters G...
The Brevator Township Fire Department received good news that is certain to breathe new life into the 14-member, all-volunteer depertment.
The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Brevator Fire $65,075 from its Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program.
Brevator Chief Dan Feiro said local department plans to use the grant funding to replace a 30-year-old fire truck that is currently used to fight brush fires.
"The last two to three springs the brush fires in our area have been really bad," commented Feiro. "The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has been a real help to the Brevator Fire Department in helping us modernize our operation."
The Brevator Volunteer Fire Department has first responder responsibilities for some 36 square miles in the township, though Feiro said with the mutual aid agreements in place with surrounding departments, the department is positioned to respond within a radius of up to 100 square miles.
Currently, the department has three fire trucks in its east hall and four in its west hall.
Feiro said now that the grant has been approved, the department will go ahead with ordering the new truck, which could take up to about six months to arrive and put into service.
He reiterated that while the new truck will greatly augment the department's effectiveness in responding to calls, there is always an ongoing need for more volunteers to serve within the department. For more information, contact Feiro at 218-879-2076.