Medina seeking 2 FEMA grants for Fire Department

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 November 2021 at 10:49 am

MEDINA – The Village Board is seeking two federal grants to upgrade equipment for the Medina Fire Department.

The board voted Nov. 8 to seek two grants through the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Fire Chief Matt Jackson said Medina will seek one of the grants to replace Engine 10, a 31-year-old fire truck that currently does not standards set by the National Fire Protection Association. Replacing the truck would cost about $700,000 with the federal share of $666,667 and a village share of $33,333 if the FEMA grant is approved.

Jackson also will seek an Operations and Safety Grant through FEMA to replace 25 pagers, 25 portable radios and 10 mobile radios. The department’s current equipment will soon be obsolete and difficult to repair, Jackson said.

This has a total project cost of $94,500 with a federal share of $90,000 and the village contribution of $4,500.

The deadline to apply for the grants is Dec. 17.