Water District, Elsmere, Piner-Fiskburg Fire Departments Receive Grant Funds

Three Kenton County entities received funds through competitive grants awarded by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.

The Piner Fiskburg Fire District was awarded $36,000 for communication and radio needs.

The Northern Kentucky Water District received $51,400 for infrastructure work.

The Elsmere Fire District was awarded $22,399 for cyber-security efforts.

“I am proud of the investment that is being made in our local communities,” Rep. Kim Moser (R-Taylor Mill) said. “These grants will aid our first responders as they serve the public and improve our area’s safety and security. This is an important and necessary step in ensuring we can effectively respond to any emergency situation.”

 “Our first responders, who bravely sacrifice their time and energy for the betterment of others, will now have the resources needed to safely and efficiently do their jobs,” said Rep. Savannah Maddox (R-Dry Ridge). “These grants will allow our men and women in uniform the opportunity to utilize equipment to better serve the public and save lives.”

“It is important that our local officials have the resources available to acquire technology necessary to ensure that Kenton County is protected against physical and cyber threats,” Rep. Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger) said. “This is great news for our community and for our brave first responders who will be well equipped to tackle any situation that may arise.”

-Staff report