North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department Secures Grant Funding for Light Conversion Project

Officials at the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department will be able to convert multiple lights over to LED without utilizing any money from their budget.

During his report Monday night, Fire Chief Joe Leszek told town council members that he was able to secure some grant funding to cover the cost of the light conversion project at the firehouse.

He shared, “Through the Starke County Community Foundation and the Hardesty Endowment, we received an $8,000 grant.”

Leszek noted that the grant money will allow them to do even more than what was originally discussed with the council.  

 “That’s going to be able to take care of our LED light conversion for the whole firehouse,” Leszek continued, “and that’s also going to be upgrading four LED scene lights on our main engine, out on engine one.”

Chief Lezek added that department officials are always on the look out for future funding opportunities.

 “Two things that we really wanted to get done this year we were able to do without any cost to us or taking anything out of our budget so that’s awesome. We’re continuing to look for other grant opportunities still to continue to upgrade equipment and get more equipment in.”

If you come across any grants or funding programs that seem like they could be beneficial to the town’s firefighters, you can contact them through the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department facebook page or by calling 574-896-2712.