Hillsboro Fire Protection District applying for as many grants as possible

(Hillsboro) The Hillsboro Fire Protection District is applying for as many grants as possible to help offset the cost of equipment upgrades and department upkeep to tax payers.

Hillsboro fire Chief Brian Gaudet goes over some of the recent grants the department was awarded.

The Hillsboro Fire Protection District has a new fire truck on order which is partially funded by another grant.

Chief Gaudet is hopeful to have the new fire truck in the coming months.

In addition Hillsboro fire received a $15-thousand grant from the Jefferson Foundation for new Lucas CPR devices that will increase a patients survivability chances for an out of hospital cardiac arrest.