WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $5,750,000 in Rural Development funds to the Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department to construct a 17,000 square foot fire station in Greene County.  This new facility will replace the township’s current building and will be fully ADA accessible.

“Fire fighters and EMS first responders have committed themselves to keeping our communities safe, often times risking their own lives to do so,” Brown said.  “This funding will ensure that the Miami Township Fire and EMS Department has up-to-date facilities, optimizing the service they provide to their community.”

In addition to the funds from USDA, Miami Township will contribute $350,000 toward the project, bringing total funds for the project to $6,100,000.