Agencies will split up more than $214,000 for public safety needs


Andy Ebbert of the Shirley Volunteer Fire Department points out an aging fire hose that will be replaced with funds form the local income tax. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Ambulance service, protective gear, software upgrades and more will be purchased for local fire departments with funds approved this month by the Hancock County Council.

The council agreed to dole out more than $214,000 of local-option income tax money to eight local departments to buy equipment or subsidize ambulance service in 2015.

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