Brown Announces More Than $520,000 for Firefighters in Stark County

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $523,239 to three Stark County fire departments for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program.

  • $149,571 to Mohawk Valley Joint Fire District for operations and safety,
  • $265,714 to Sandy Creek Joint Fire District for operations safety and,
  • $107,954 to Massillon Fire Department for a regional request

“Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families,” said Brown. “We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities in Stark County have the resources to shield families and homes from fire hazards.”

The AFG Program supports fire departments across the country to ensure the safety of both first-responders and the public. The program provides funds for supplemental training, upgrades to protective equipment, facility modifications, and other supplies that protect firefighters and first-responders in moments of crisis. Grants are awarded to fire department-based and non-affiliated EMS organizations that best address the priorities of the AFG Program. More information about the AFG Program can be found here.

Interested fire departments can contact Brown’s grant coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.