WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $38,000 has been awarded to the Northern Union County Joint Fire & EMS District by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps first responders afford life-saving equipment.
“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown. “To help alleviate the burden on local communities, these funds ensure that firefighters in Union County have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”
AFG is an integral component in the Department of Homeland Security’s effort to strengthen the nation’s general level of preparedness and capacity to respond to fire and related dangers. AFG awards grants to departments and EMS organizations that are not directly affiliated with a hospital in an effort to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public.