Sen. Brown Announces More Than $20,000 in New Federal Resources to Train, Support, and Protect First Responders in Summit County

FY 2013 Funding Will Provide for Operations and Safety in Boston Heights, Boston Township, and Peninsula

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Valley Fire District has been awarded $20,777 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. Valley Fire District operates stations in Boston Heights and Peninsula, serving Boston Heights, Boston Township, and Peninsula.

“Firefighters and first responders keep our communities safe in times of crisis,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Valley Fire District’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

Valley Fire District was awarded this funding as part of the round 19 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 AFG program announcements.

The 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 first responder or fire departments can contact Brown’s Grant Coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.

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