The Fire Department received a $65,000 federal grant last month.
The grant will help the department buy digital radios, a laptop computer and projector. The computer and projector will be used to give presentations to the community. The digital radios are used to communicate easily with other agencies.
The department also purchased 270 smoke detectors. Firefighters went door to door to talk to residents and check their smoke detectors, they gave out batteries to those that needed them if a smoke detector wasn't working and gave out the smoke detectors to those who didn't have them.
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