FDMT Successful in Getting $85,000 Fire and Safety Grant
The Department of Homeland Security Fire Prevention and Safety grant will be used to fund the installation of smoke alarms and bed shaker alarms for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Montgomery Township.
A grant that Fire Department of Montgomery Township applied for in 2012 from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety program has been awarded to them in the amount of $85,200. The grant award, according to The Reporter, will be used to fund the purchase and installation of smoke alarms, voice notification alarms for children and bed shaker alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing in residences in the township. Per the report, Montgomery Township must match 10 percent, or $8,520. Director of Fire Services Rick Lesniak told supervisors Monday that the smoke alarms are a great necessity in the township.