More help is on the way for the people of East Palestine.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has announced a $300,000 investment in the village that will be used to buy equipment to assist in emergency response, hazard identification and increase in the response capacity of the local police and fire departments.

The equipment that will be purchased includes a drone, two international dump trucks with plow attachments, a utility truck among other things.

"East Palestine knows all too well how important well-equipped first responders are to protecting Ohioans. We're continuing to work to make this community whole, securing new equipment for East Palestine police officers and firefighters to keep them safe on the job and to protect the community they serve," Brown said.

The investment is part of the Appalachian Regional Commission as an emergency grant.