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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Council approves fire grant application

Department seeking $210,000 for new wildland fire engine to replace aging vehicle


Last updated 2/22/2021 at 9:27am

CHENEY - Fire Department officials are pursuing another engine upgrade, but this time are looking to the federal government for funding assistance.

At the Feb. 9 meeting, City Council gave approval to Fire Chief Tom Jenkins to pursue a Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to apply for $210,000 to purchase a new Type 5 wildland fire engine. The grant would provide for the engine, training and equipment out fitting of the vehicle, and require Cheney to assist with a 5% - $10,500 - match towards purchase.

Jenkins said the department's current 1997-v...

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