City, county seek grant for fire training facility

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By Stephen Lega

The Marion County fire departments are seeking grant funding to build a fire training facility.

The Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to serve as the depository for the grant funds if it is approved.

The estimated cost to construct the facility is $155,000. The proposal includes a drill tower, a burn/smoke building and a multi-purpose building.

The grant application also notes that the nearest similar facility is located in Elizabethtown and that all the county fire departments, the Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County EMS, Marion County Sheriff's Department, Marion County Detention Center, Marion Adjustment Center and the Lebanon Police could use the facility for training.