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Kenney Fire Department Seeking ARPA Funds for Facility Expansion

The Kenney Fire Department is seeking American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from DeWitt County to help expand its facility footprint.


On the WHOW Morning Show Monday, Fritz Robinson with the Kenney Fire Department and the Kenney Fire Protection District Board of Trustees told Regional Radio the Department serves as a backup command center for any incident at the Clinton Power Station and the space they have goes quickly.



The Department will be applying for ARPA funds from the DeWitt County Board. Robinson says they'll be approaching the Finance Committee this week about their plans for expansion at the Department.



If the Department can secure funding to expand its facility, Robinson notes they plan to create more space for equipment.



Robinson, who serves on the Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, indicates they just last week passed the Department's budget for the upcoming year and the costs for almost everything are going up. 

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