Sen. Brown Announces More Than $1 Million in Federal Resources to Train, Support, and Protect Firefighters in Cuyahoga County

FY 2013 Funding Will Provide for Operations and Safety in Cleveland Heights, Orange Village, Rocky River, and Shaker Heights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to four fire departments in Cuyahoga County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Cleveland Heights Fire Department, Rocky River Fire Department, Orange Village Fire Department, and Shaker Heights Fire Department have been awarded $1,057,435 for Operations and Safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

“Firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Cuyahoga County’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

Cleveland Heights Fire Department was awarded $300,490, Rocky River Fire Department was awarded 28,800, Orange Village Fire Department was awarded 705,645, and Shaker Heights Fire Department was awarded $22,500 in funding as part of the round 8 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. Projects funded in the Operations and Safety category include training, facility upgrades and modifications, and supplies such as protective equipment.

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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