Yakima fire department focusing on getting more grant money

YAKIMA, Wash. -- KIMA learned the Yakima Fire Department will take a stronger approach to obtain state and federal grants they've been missing.

The department hired someone who will be responsible for writing grants. That will be the focus among several other duties.

Yakima Fire Chief Dave Wilson says replacing old equipment is a priority. He tells Action News a pump truck needs to be replaced along with the department's radios.