KTFD – BWC Grant Award
We are excited to announce that the Kingsville Township Fire Department was just awarded $13,951.00 from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant project to purchase equipment to help protect our firefighters from carcinogens. The equipment includes:
– 1 – Continental EH020 Washer/Extractor to clean turnout gear of carcinogens
– 15 – FireDex DexPro Gloves
– 15 – FireDex H41 Barrier Hoods
– Funds to extend electrical service to the washer/extractor
As trustees, we would like to thank Chief Sopko for his successful effort in acquiring this grant. In his short time with the department, Chief Sopko has worked with the KTFD Boosters who generously contributed $11,789.98 toward new turnout gear and he has now acquired the means to keep this gear in good condition and clean of dangerous carcinogens. We are thankful for his commitment to protecting our dedicated Fire & EMS staff. This now allows the Township to use the money that has been saved here for other important equipment like updated SCBA gear.