HEBRON | A federal grant to to the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department will allow the department to build an addition to its fire station that will allow better ambulance response in southern Porter County.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, announced Wednesday that the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department received a $15,262 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
“The Hebron Fire Department has stretched its resources to the limit. This funding is going to help us upgrade our building in order to better assist the people we protect,” Hebron Fire Chief Chad Franzman said in a news release.
Hebron Town Council President Don Ensign thanked Visclosky for the grant.
“These improvements to our fire station are much needed. In building this addition, we will be able to partner with Porter Regional Hospital to obtain a second ambulance in the South Porter County area,” he said in a written statement.