WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $102,401 has been awarded to two fire departments in Scioto County by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. 

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown. “These funds ensure that firefighters in Scioto County have the resources they need to perform their jobs well and keep our communities safe.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program 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.

The recipients are listed below:

Department Name


Portsmouth Fire Department


Union Township Volunteer Fire Department