GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Fire Department was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Homeland Security Department for $50,000 to purchase 30 sets of personal protective equipment.
That equipment will be used when fighting structure fires.
The bid for the equipment was closed July 16, with the lowest submitted by L.N. Curtis & Sons in the amount of just more than $45,000, but none of the questions listed in the bid were answered. Another bid also was returned incomplete.
After looking at three other bids, submitted by General Fire Apparatus, Inc., MES-Northwest and Shur-Sales & Marketing, it was decided General Fire Apparatus would be awarded the contract for a little more than $53,000.
Ninety-five percent of the cost for the equipment will be made possible through the grant monies and another 5 percent was included in the city of Grandview's Fire Suppression budget.