Grant funds to help Perrysburg Twp.

Aim to reduce emergency response times


Perrysburg Township Trustees on Wednesday authorized the township fire department to seek grant funds from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Such a grant is expected to cover part of a global-positioning system that would coordinate emergency vehicles’ positions with traffic-signal controllers to give responders green lights.

Giving fire and rescue trucks the ability to pre-emept traffic signals will improve safety and the department’s response times, officials said.

“That's amazing,” trustee Gary Britten said about the technology.