Brown Announces Resources to Improve Firefighter Safety in Cuyahoga County

FY 2012 Funding Will Help to Improve Fire Prevention and Safety at Case Western Reserve University

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Cuyahoga County fire department was awarded new federal resources for fire prevention. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at Case Western Reserve University 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 at Case Western have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at Case Western University was awarded $70,000.

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.