Cera Announces $10,000 Grant For Spirit Of 76 VFD
Funds will help purchase upgraded vehicles, equipment
September 13, 2017
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State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced that the Spirit of 76 in Bellaire has been awarded a $10,000 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant.

“The fact that the Spirit of 76 was selected to receive this grant is a testament to the selflessness, dedication and excellence of this volunteer fire department,” said Cera. “These funds will be put to good use, helping to upgrade equipment and make it easier for our local heroes to continue to protect people in our community.”

The Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program was created in 1978 and is overseen by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. Since the program’s inception, over 1300 rural Ohio fire departments have received assistance.

The reimbursement grant will help purchase utility task vehicles and “slip-in” units used to transport water and bring tools into areas not easily accessible by normal firefighting equipment.

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