The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that Bradley has received a $150,000 grant for a new truck for the fire department.
The town had requested and received $150,000, which will be used for the purchase of a new brush truck. The town is required to supply matching funds of $7,500.
The brush truck currently in use by the town dates back to 1969. Under terms of the grant requirements, the old truck must be removed from the town fleet.
The town council also has authorized repairs to the fire department’s pumper truck. Fire Chief Eric Gifford told councilors the truck, which is 13 years old, has a clatter in the pump that could be an impeller, shims, packing failure or a bearing. The cost of repair has been estimated at about $7,500.
It is estimated the repairs will take about two weeks. The town’s tanker would still be available in the event of a fire; Gifford added that mutual partners would be notified immediately if any fires took place during that time.

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