Three Iowa fire departments awarded federal grants
Three fire departments in eastern Iowa have been awarded federal grants aimed at improving response time to emergencies.
Departments in Asbury, Marengo and Charlotte will share nearly $140,000 from a firefighters assistance program run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Asbury Community Fire Department will get more than $91,000. The City of Marengo Fire Department will get nearly $40,000. The Charlotte Community Fire Association will get a little over $8,000.
The money will be used for training, protective equipment and other supplies that allow more effective response time to emergencies.
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