Appleton VFD receives grant for new gear

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2007

By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
The Appleton Volunteer Fire Department will use a $25,603 grant to help outfit its firefighters, department officials said.
The funding will be made from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The grant is being made available through USFA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used for the purpose of operations and firefighter safety.
Appleton Volunteer Fire Chief Michael Tyler expressed his thoughts about the award.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program provides one-year grants to local fire departments to assist them in improving the effectiveness of their operations. The funding can be used for operations and firefighter safety programs, which include training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.