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Zion Volunteer Fire Department applying for grant

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HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) -

The Henderson County Fiscal Court approved an application for an $80,000 grant for the Zion Volunteer Fire Department.

They're applying to the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security

The money would buy 14 breathing packs for the firefighters.

Officials say the ones they're using now are old and pose a safety hazard.

"They (firefighters) have had issues going into fires where they've had to turn around and come back out because the apparatus malfunctioned," says Brad Alley with Green River Area Development District, who's helping the volunteer fire department apply for the grant.

Alley says he should hear back from the state on whether or not they get the grant in August.

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