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Erlanger Fire/Ems Department receives $171k grant for purchase of ‘breathing apparatus’

The Erlanger Fire/EMS Department has received a 2017 Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $171,004.

These funds will be applied to the purchase of new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA’s) for the Department.

“Assistant Chief Dave McQuerry submitted grant information, Lieutenant Randy Godsey chaired the SCBA Committee (Deputy Chief Craig Stewart, Firefighter/EMT Chase Autry, Firefighter/Paramedic Brad Harden, Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Brownfield), and ALL of our members have been integral in the testing of demo units and providing invaluable feedback during the entire process,” said Fire/EMS Chief Todd Whitaker.

“Together we look forward to preserving and improving the health and safety of our personnel while maintaining exemplary delivery of services to citizens,” Whitaker added.

For more information about the grant, please contact Chief Whitaker at 859.727.2488 or at todd.whitaker@erlangerfd.com.

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