Office of Homeland Security
City of Brodhead Awarded $14,681 Kentucky Homeland Security Grant for Brodhead Fire Department

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 04, 2009  
Contact Information:  Michael Embry

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2009) – The City of Brodhead has been awarded a $14,681 Kentucky Homeland Security Grant for a thermal imaging camera, three air lifting bags and a control unit for the Brodhead Fire Department.


A thermal imaging camera allows firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke, darkness, or heat-permeable barriers. The air bags and control unit are used to lift heavy objects that impede rescue attempts.


“This equipment will help Brodhead firefighters respond to a variety of emergencies in Rockcastle County and surrounding areas,” said Thomas L. Preston, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. “Citizens will benefit from these much-needed purchases.”


“This state-of-the-art equipment will benefit both our firefighters and our citizens because it will allow firefighters to do their jobs more effectively, while creating safer working conditions and allowing them to better assist the residents of Brodhead,” said Sen. Ed Worley. “It is always a step in the right direction when we can purchase equipment that better ensures the safety of our firefighters, while allowing them to provide better service.”


“I’m appreciative that we have grants available for this type of life-saving technology for volunteer fire departments,” Rep. Danny Ford said.