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Southgate News Herald: Grant will help buy new fire truck in Taylor

July 21, 2017
In The News

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-12th District) announced that the Taylor Fire Department will receive a $318,182 vehicle acquisition grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The grant will allow Taylor to continue to update and improve its fire department fleet.

“We are very happy to receive this AFG grant and thankful for Rep. Dingell’s efforts in this area,” said Mayor Rick Sollars. “We are constantly looking at options to make our fire department fleet better.”

The grant will be used to purchase a new pumper truck, with the city matching 10 percent of the funds. CIty Council still has to approve the grant and matching money.

Dingell, who was recently in Taylor for a community walk and question-and-answer forum at the farmer’s market, was very happy to announce the grant.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep Michigan residents safe,” Dingell said. “This grant will ensure Taylor firefighters have up-to-date equipment that will allow them to safely do their jobs protecting our communities.”

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