Manchester Fire Department seeking grant for $1 million fire truck
The Committee on Community Improvement on Monday authorized the department to seek the Assistance for Firefighters Grant, which is overseen by Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant would require a 10 percent match from the city, according to Fire Chief James Burkush.
Burkush said the aerial truck the department wants to replace is 20 years old. He said he considered the vehicle unusable as a back-up truck and that the department would seek to trade in the vehicle and apply that to the cost of the new vehicle, estimated at $1 million.
In response to concerns raised about “strings attached” to the grant, Burkush said this wasn’t the case.