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The Suburbanite
  • New Franklin grant boosts fire prevention, education

  • A $94,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant is going to boost safety in New Franklin.

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  • Fire prevention initiatives including the purchase of 1,500 smoke detectors will be funded by a federal grant.
    The New Franklin fire department announced this week that it was the recipient of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant worth a total of $94,795.
    Funding from the grant allows for the purchase of dual sensor smoke detectors which will be distributed to city residents. Each detector includes a 10-year lithium ion battery. Fire department personnel will install smoke dectors for families and individuals who are unable to do so themselves.
    The remaining portion of the grant moneys will be used to boost fire prevention education initiatives geared toward children.