Sen. Brown Announces more than $134,000 in New Federal Resources to Train, Support, and Protect Meigs County Firefighters

FY 2014 Funding Will Provide for Operations and Safety for Middleport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Middleport Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $134,858 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 and first responders keep our communities safe in times of crisis,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Middleport’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

The Middleport Volunteer Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of the round 3 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2014 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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