WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to an ambulance and rescue service in Carroll County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Sherrodsville EMS has been awarded $142,500 for Vehicle Acquisition by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

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

Sherrodsville EMS was awarded this funding as part of the round 11 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 AFG Program announcements.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders improve their ability to protect the public and themselves. Fire apparatus funded in the Vehicle Acquisition category include pumpers, aerials, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, and ambulances.

More information about the AFG program can be found here. Interested first responder or fire departments can contact Brown’s Grant Coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.