Brown Announces New Resources to Bolster Firefighter Safety in Erie County

FY 2011 Funding Will Help to Improve Preparedness and Response of Firefighters in Sandusky

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Erie County fire department was awarded new federal resources. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Sandusky Fire Department has been awarded resources by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program.

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown. “These funds ensure that firefighters in Erie County have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”

The Sandusky Fire Department was awarded $3,825.

The FP&S grant program supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The main goal is to reach high-risk populations and reduce injury and prevent death. Interested fire departments can contact Brown’s Grant Coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.

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