Staunton's Fire and Rescue Department members plan to meet with city council Thursday night to get new equipment.
All in an effort to keep you safe.
The Rescue Department's generator is 35-years old, and if power went out, it is what firefighters would use to get you help.
The chief hopes to get a federal grant to help pay for the $30,000 to replace it but city council must approve their grant application because the city would share those costs.
The city's chief said a replacement needs to be bought as soon as possible.
“It's to the point that they can't find parts to repair it,” said Staunton Fire Chief Scott Garber. “Just maintenance-wise, it's costing more than it's worth to maintain. So, it's a need to replace it.”
The chief said they test the current generator every week and they have a backup plan in case that generator fails.
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