Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

The Niles Fire Department will receive a $207,400 grant award for equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighter Grant award through FEMA and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. 

The funds will purchase 45 self-contained breathing apparatus units, excluding the air tanks. The total cost to purchase the 45 units is $228,000. The grant funds 90% of that purchase. 

In the fall of 2019, the department received a $55,000 grant from FEMA and homeland security for an air compressor to fill the air tanks used with the breathing apparatus.

$1.3 million in federal grants has been awarded to seven fire departments in the 10th Congressional District, including Niles.