Grainfield will soon have a much-needed addition to their fire station, thanks to a $167,020 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Economic Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program.
The new addition will include dedicated bays for fire department vehicles, and includes an equipped training area. Improved training is key for the Grainfield volunteer department, which answers calls in Gove County ranging from structural and field fires, to auto accidents on Interstate 70.
The $238,600 project has other funding in addition to the USDA grant. An estimated $38,176 will come from the City’s general funds, and $33,404 from Midwest Energy funds.