$160K Grant for
Fire Department Air Packs
The Chillicothe Fire Department was informed Friday that the department will receive a $160,000 Assistance to
Firefighters Grant. The grant is officially for Safety and Operations. The Department will replace 28 of the current air
packs currently in use. Under the terms of the grant, the packs that are still usable will be used by other fire
departments around the area.
The total cost for the new Air Packs is $168,000, which means the city will have to provide $8,000 in matching
funds, which already had been budgeted. The city will pay for the new air packs and will be reimbursed by FEMA.