Leesburg Fire Rescue seeks grant for equipment to help firefighters avoid heart disease

Leesburg Fire Rescue is seeking a grant to purchase physical conditioning equipment that will help reduce the risks of associated cardiovascular disease for its firefighters.

If the department receives the grant, it would pay for about $3,000 worth of equipment that would come from 5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness, which is in Milltown, N.J. The department should be notified by Nov. 1 if it will receive the money, which should be awarded about a month later.

On Monday night, the Leesburg City Commission gave its blessings for the department to seek the grant funding.