Sen. Brown Announces More Than $1.1 Million To Bolster Firefighter Resources In Northeast Ohio

Funding will allow for Improvement of Preparedness and Response of Firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $1,165,969 has been awarded to fifteen northeast Ohio fire departments by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) program.

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown. “These funds ensure that firefighters in northeast Ohio have the resources and equipment they need to perform their jobs safely.”

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:

Organization Name

County

Amount

Ashtabula Fire Department

Ashtabula

$86,885

Austintown Fire Department

Mahoning

$85,655

Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

Tuscarawas

$53,200

Brook Park Fire Department

Cuyahoga

$125,723

Bazetta Fire Department

Trumbull

$83,508

Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department

Summit

$69,920

Hartville Fire Department

Stark

$237,025

Mayfield Heights Fire Department

Cuyahoga

$36,169

Mogadore Fire Department

Portage/Summit

$51,832

Parma Heights Fire Department

Cuyahoga

$71,923

Richmond Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. Inc.

Jefferson

$51,640

South Amherst Village Fire Department

Lorain

$29,260

Sugarcreek Fire Department

Tuscarawas

$86,605

Toronto Fire Department

Jefferson

$78,736

New Pittsburg Fire and Rescue Ass. Inc.

Wayne

$17,888

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