Sen. Brown Announces More Than $140,000 in New Federal Resources to Train, Support, and Protect Jefferson County Firefighters

FY 2014 Funding Will Provide for Vehicle Acquisition in Mount Pleasant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $143,524 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 Mount Pleasant’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

The Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of round 10 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2014 AFG program announcements.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders protect the public and themselves. The Vehicle Acquisition category provides for the purchase of vehicles such as ambulances, brush trucks, tankers, and pumpers. 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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