Huntsville Fire Department to receive $70,000 federal grant

The Huntsville Fire Department will receive more than $70,000 in federal grant dollars to pay for training and facility upgrades, Sen. Sherrod Brown announced this week.

The grant comes by way of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

In all, the Huntsville Fire Department is to get $72,135 in funding as part of the most recent grant allocations.

Projects funded in the operations and safety category include training, facility upgrades and modifications and supplies such as protective equipment.

The Huntsville department will use the grant to upgrade its cardiac monitors in its two ambulances.

Last year, Huntsville firefighters were awarded $249,497 in grant funds as part of the same grant program. That allocation helped pay for upgraded radios, pagers and other obsolete equipment.