The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved $373,804.72 in grant funding to local fire departments, law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services. The focus of the foundation is to support the future of public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies (up to $4,000) for critical public safety needs across Indiana. Hamilton County received three grants:
• The City of Noblesville Police Dept. received $2,990 to purchase two automated external defibrillators (AEDs). These will be used by the officers during sudden cardiac arrest situations to increase the opportunities to save lives.
• The City of Westfield Fire Dept. received $4,000 to purchase turnout gear. The personal protection equipment will better aid the department during emergency responses in the community.
• The Hamilton County EMA received $1,930.24 to purchase 27 road signs to aid in public outreach. The road signs will be used to warn motorists in high risk areas.