Sen. Brown Announces More Than $2.1 Million to Support Ohio Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $2,130,585 has been awarded to Ohio fire departments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

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

AFG grants target fire departments and EMS organizations that are unaffiliated with hospitals to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responder personnel.

The funds can be used for vehicle acquisition as well as operational and safety equipment updates. The chart below details Ohio grant recipients and amounts.

Fire Department

County

Funding

Austintown Fire Department

Mahoning

$450,000

Brady Township Fire Department

Williams

$48,450

Cincinnati Fire Department

Hamilton

$811,200

Irondale Fire & Rescue Department

Jefferson

$28,847

Lima Fire Department

Allen

$247,500

Ottoville Volunteer Fire Department

Putnam

$164,588

Ridgeway Fire Department

Hardin

$261,250

Tappan Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Harrison

$118,750

According to FEMA, the Assistance to Firefighter Grants are used to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Since 2001, nearly $4 billion in grant money has been awarded to first responder organizations.

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