The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an application from the Brookfield Fire Department to buy a new tanker truck, Lt. Nick Cresanto told the trustees April 23.

The department, which has filed an application for four years to replace the truck housed at Station 51 on Addison Road, had requested $435,000.

Trustee Ron Haun asked firefighters to set up a meeting with the grant writer to see if there are ways to strengthen future applications. Cresanto said FEMA will not release the application’s score, which would help show deficiencies.

A separate $37,883 application for small pieces of equipment is pending.

In a related matter, FEMA informed the township it is not in compliance with FEMA regulations concerning procurement standards and inventory tags, and that the township will have to amend its policies, Cresanto said.

The township’s policies meet the standards of the Ohio Revised Code, but the ORC does not comply with FEMA regulations, Cresanto said.