The state fire marshal’s office in Ohio has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Jewell Fire Department in DefianceCounty.  The grant funds will be used for the purchase of equipment.  This equipment is utilized by first responders to save lives and protect their citizens.


State fire marshal Larry Flowers also used the visit to DefianceCounty to thank local fire fighters, who were a driving force in last year’s report indicating the lowest number of fire-related fatalities in the BuckeyeState in 27 years.