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MFD tower receives grant for tower upkeep

  • The Marion Fire Department's training tower will receive a fresh coat of paint, thanks to the city council's approval of a grant application during its meeting on Monday. According to Chief Jerry Odum, the 911  Regional Training Center grant will cover 100 percent or $9,375 of the funds needed to repaint the tower, located right behind the fire department. The tower was originally constructed in 2005 to give specialty teams a place to practice drills and rescues, but is currently used by the entire department. To accommodate bills that must be collected on time, the paint work must be completed by June 30.

    The Marion Fire Department's training tower will receive a fresh coat of paint, thanks to the city council's approval of a grant application during its meeting on Monday. According to Chief Jerry Odum, the 911 Regional Training Center grant will cover 100 percent or $9,375 of the funds needed to repaint the tower, located right behind the fire department. The tower was originally constructed in 2005 to give specialty teams a place to practice drills and rescues, but is currently used by the entire department. To accommodate bills that must be collected on time, the paint work must be completed by June 30.
    Shea Lazansky/Daily Republican

 
Posted on 3/30/2017, 5:00 AM

The Marion Fire Department's training tower will receive a fresh coat of paint, thanks to the city council's approval of a grant application during its meeting on Monday.