Fire department receives grant

Pictured are KLC Loss Control Specialist Ben Cook (from left to right), Mayor Kota Young and Fire Chief Brent Francis.

The city of Princeton received a safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services for the fire department.​

Mayor Kota Young said they use every opportunity to make the city safer.

The grant was used for gas monitors which check levels of gases such as pentane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide and others. ​

Young said, in these uncertain times, grants such as this one are a practical way to make the budget go further, as well as enhance public safety. ​

Young added the grant also paid for Fire Chief Francis and Assistant Public Works Director Phillip Franklin to attend safety training through KLCIS. ​

KLCIS helps members increase public safety with a number of proactive programs and services. ​

Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services has awarded in excess of $4.5 million since the Safety Grant Program started in 1999. The awarded funds will go toward Personal Protective Equipment, $300 reimbursement for attending the KLCIS Risk and Safety Conference, Ice and Snow traction devices for footwear, Safety Training and Utilities Safety Manuals. ​

Jon Steiner, executive director/CEO, said their philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening.

“We want to partner with our members, and this safety grant promotes good risk management," Steiner said. "There is no better way to invest our member’s money.”​

KLCIS provides safety grants to its members annually. As Kentucky’s largest municipal insurance program, KLCIS provides a full range of affordable liability, property, workers’ compensation and other products to municipalities. In addition, the Kentucky League of Cities offers employee benefits programs, financial services, training and education, policy and development, legislative advocacy, information technology and legal services. ​