Yukon fire station #2 due new generator

State emergency grant sought to help cover $21,297 cost

Yukon grant writer Claudia Krshka

The Yukon Fire Department is getting a new generator at fire station two, 302 S 5th.

City of Yukon grant writer Claudia Krshka has written a $10,000 grant proposal to help pay for the generator.

The Yukon City Council on March 15 approved submitting the OEM (Oklahoma Emergency Management) grant request.

“The purpose of this grant is to purchase a new generator to replace the 29-year-old generator at the facility,” Krshka told city council members.

The estimated cost of the new generator totals $21,297, based on a quote from Cummins.

The other $11,297 would come from the YFD’s PEST (Public Employees Sales Tax) fund.

The existing generator at Yukon fire station two has been plagued by several issues in recent years – “with parts getting harder and harder to find,” Krshka explained.

“A new generator would ensure that our first responders are able to continue to respond to citizens in the state of an emergency.”

City of Yukon staff would be used to remove the old generator, then install the new one.

Yukon Fire Chief Shawn Vogt confirmed to the city council that the new generator was sorely needed.