Winchester Fire-EMS fire investigation awarded grant
Published 9:23 am Thursday, May 17, 2018
Winchester Fire-EMS recently got a financial boost for its fire investigation division.
The department was awarded a $2,077 grant from FM Global, an insurance company with an office in Lexington. The company offers grants every year, but departments that receive a grant can not receive another for three years, Winchester Fire-EMS firefighter Jonathan Beam said.
The funds will be used to purchase equipment to use in investigation scenes including items for evidence storage, identifying evidence and a device to detect the presence of accelerants at the scene, Beam said.
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“What we’re trying to do is revamp the fire investigation division,” Beam said. “We wouldn’t be able to get this without the grant.”