The Danbury Fire Department is looking to apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a grant to purchase equipment. FEMA's share of the request is 90-percent, $180,000. The City Council is being asked to approve the application and approve chipping in the balance, $20,000.
Fire Chief TJ Wiedl says the department budget will be reviewed for availability of funds to be used toward the City match.
Assistance to Firefighter Grant funding priorities and evaluation criteria were developed from recommendations to FEMA. The applications are ranked based on the substance of the application, relative to the established funding priorities.