Roswell to apply for 2021 Fireworks Tax Grant

Roswell will apply for a Fireworks Tax Grant from the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council to help purchase a new fire extinguisher training simulator. (Courtesy Roswell Fire Department)
Roswell will apply for a Fireworks Tax Grant from the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council to help purchase a new fire extinguisher training simulator. (Courtesy Roswell Fire Department)

Roswell needs a new Fire Safety Education Fire Extinguisher Simulator. To pay for the equipment, the city will apply for a Fireworks Tax Grant from the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council in the amount of $25,163.

The proposed simulator will expand the fire department’s citizen and commercial property fire prevention and safety training program and provide a safer and more efficient way to teach people how to use a fire extinguisher. The proposed simulator will be used in conjunction with existing fire extinguisher training.

The existing fire extinguisher training simulator uses propane and a water extinguisher which limits training only to the outdoors. The propane unit is used about 6 times a year with an average class size of 12. This limits training to only 72 citizens annually.

If the requested grant is approved, Roswell is required to provide at least a 10% match. The fire department is seeking a grant of $22,648 with a required local match of $2,515 for a total program cost of $25,163.

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