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4:19 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Ypsilanti Fire Department Hopes Grants Will Fund Big Projects

Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange's proposed 2014-15 and 2015-16 budgets include $3 million for the fire department.

Credit Bob Eccles

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

Some of that money would be used to repair and department's leaky roof.  The plan is to install solar panels on the roof as the repairs are completed.  It's estimated the panels could save the city $20-thousand a year in electricity costs. 

Grants and other funding will be sought to replace aging extrication gear and buy a new fire truck.