Thursday, October 21, 2010

Putnam County To Get New Fire Truck

Putnam County's fire department will be getting a new truck, thanks in part to a grant from the state Community Development Block Grant program. State officials announced this week that Putnam County will be receiving nearly $300,000 to assist with infrastructure improvements. That money will be matched on the local level by more than $48,000 in funding. Officials say the funds will be used to purchase a new fire truck. The grant dollars were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and were allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly. Officials say they are still waiting to hear about some other grant money that may allow them to hire full-time firefighters for the department.