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Lexington firefighters will use grant to buy new trailer

The Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services will use a $5,000 donation to buy a stretcher trailer that attaches to the back of an ATV.

The trailer, which has room for a stretcher, an emergency medical worker and equipment, will help emergency crews in rural areas.

The grant was provided by Lexington insurance company Powell-Walton-Milward. It is part of a nationwide philanthropic program financed by Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. The program is designed to provide equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments.

Lexington fire officials and Mayor Jim Newberry will accept the grant at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fire Station No. 1, at 219 East Third Street. The trailer will be on standby at the World Equestrian Games.