Money will buy new stop signs, Spanish lessons for firefighters

Last updated: June 05. 2014 1:22PM - 184 Views
By - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

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The city of Russellville was recently awarded a $1,438 grant by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) that will be used to purchase new prismatic stop signs and pay for training so that the city fire fighters can learn Spanish.

“We use every opportunity to make our city safer,” said mayor Mark Stratton.

Stratton added that grants such as this one are a practical way to make the city budget go further while providing street signs and language lessons that will enhance public safety.

“The prismatic lens material reflects better at night when light hits it, which will increase safety throughout the city,” Stratton said. “All the signs will have to be changed before 2015 and all street signs by 2018 by state regulation; however we are just getting a head start with this grant.

“Also, the firefighters are learning life safety issues and addressing language barriers before risking the lives of our firefighters and any civilians.”

KLCIS helps members increase public safety with a number of program and services, such as this grant.

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