Sen. Brown Announces $110,000 in New Federal Resources to Train, Support, and Protect Galion Firefighters

FY 2014 Funding Will Provide for a Regional Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Galion Fire Department has been awarded $110,000 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

“Firefighters and first responders keep our communities safe in times of crisis,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Galion’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

The Galion Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of round 10 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2014 AFG program announcements.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders protect the public and themselves. Projects funded through the Regional Grant category benefit organizations that serve multiple local jurisdictions. 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.

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