Three Carroll County fire departments get grants for equipment

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COLUMBUS − The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of State Fire Marshal has announced that three fire departments in Carroll County will receive grants for fire equipment.

The grants are part of the more than $1.37 million to be awarded for equipment to 154 fire departments in 70 counties throughout the state.

The departments receiving grants are:

  • Great Trail Fire District, $10,000 for personal protective equipment, SCBA

  • Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, $10,000 for miscellaneous, personal protective equipment

  • Loudon Township Volunteer Fire Department, $10,000 for personal protective equipment

Allowable equipment within the grant includes protective clothing, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, and other miscellaneous equipment. The fire departments were selected based on a variety of criteria, including the fire department’s annual budget, number of fire incidents, and the resident population served by the fire department. Eligible fire departments must serve a population of less than 25,000, be in compliance and have submitted incident fire reports for the designated year.

The State Fire Marshal Fire Department Equipment Grant application period opens each winter. For more information, visit the grants page at

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Three Carroll County fire departments get grants for equipment