Some local fire departments are the recipients of grant money thanks to the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation.
Over $400,000 in grants were awarded to public safety agencies statewide for critical needs such as personal protective equipment, radios and technology equipment or training.
The Town of Francesville Fire Department was awarded $3,965.98 for helmets, flashlights and rescue tools. The Town of Bremen Fire Department was awarded $4,000 for Automated External Defibrillators. The City of LaPorte Fire Department was awarded $4,000 for an ice rescue sled and cold water survival suit. The Cass-Clinton Volunteer Fireman’s Association, Inc. out of LaPorte County was awarded $4,000 for two gas air monitors and the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department was given $3,996.10 for radios.
The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is funded through the purchase of “Secure Indiana” license plates. Those funds provide grants to public safety agencies and scholarships to students statewide. In all, 112 recipients were given grants in 62 counties.