Fire dept. becomes Garland council’s star
Leader Staff Writer
The Garland Fire Department has received approximately $190,000 in federal, state and county grants, Fire Chief Kent Menlove reported at the Garland City Council Wednesday night.
On Feb. 5, the department received notice that they had been okayed for a $103,530 grant to use for items like stabilization kits and air bag lift systems to raise cars when responding to accidents and a refill station for quicker refills on the firefighters breathing tanks. They also were awarded funding for 16 hand held radios “so that everyone who responds on a fire will have a radio,” Menlove said.
Among the varied grants awarded County Fire Marshall Greg Martz has presented the department with three wild land fire radios and they will soon receive a one-year old pickup truck from Brigham City. The department helps the county with many county wild land fires and so they are also receiving 15 new fire shelters. These additions will greatly help the crew help the county.
In other council news, the group approved plans for the sidewalk at the new Garland Elementary school. The length of the sidewalk needed to be reviewed since the block length is longer than the city ordinances allow. Though the plan was okayed, the city will hold a public hearing before issuing the variance.
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