Ypsilanti Fire Department seeks $40K grant to fund inspections
The Ypsilanti Fire Department will move forward with its application for a $39,498 FEMA grant to help cover costs related to fire inspections.
The city council voted to unanimously authorize the department's grant application Tuesday. Receiving the grant would save the city close to $40,000 in costs.
The grant is part of the new FEMA Fire Prevention Program. The Fire Prevention and Safety grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards
If awarded, the grant will cover all activities related to fire inspections including refresher courses for the department's existing inspectors, initial training for additional inspectors and for training of a new fire marshal.
On-duty firefighters will perform the inspections under the supervision of the fire marshal.
The grant would cover travel costs to the class site at Schoolcraft College and 50 percent of the fire marshal’s salary from April 1 to the end of year.
No date has been set yet for announcing the grant recipients.