FT fire gets state grant

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The Franklin Township Fire Department applied for a $2,000 grant from the State of Ohio and received $3,000.

The state provided the additional funding based on the department’s high run volume, Chief Richard Howard said.

The money must be spent to reimburse EMS services.

In addition to the state recognition, a township resident donated more than $900 to the department for their annual Christmas toy drive.

The resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, wanted to thank the department for the good care they provided his wife when they recently rushed her to the hospital, Howard said.

Every year the Franklin Township Fire Department joins other departments throughout Franklin County to gather items for the Fire Fighters for Kids toy drive.  This year’s event officially kicks-off November 12, however anyone interested may bring toys at any time to either township fire station (4100 Sullivant Ave. or 2193 Frank Road).  If the department is out on a call, the items may be left in the township office, Howard said.

In other news, the Sullivant Avenue fire station will most-likely host Life Screen Alliance next summer. The organization will provide health screenings for local residents who take home a bill for their insurance or Medicare.  More information will be available once Chief Howard has an opportunity to review the proposal.

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