Sen. Brown Announces More Than $215K To Bolster Firefighter Resources In Stark County

FY 2010 Funding Will Help to Improve Preparedness and Response of Firefighters in North Lawrence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $215,218 has been awarded to the North Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

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

This is round twenty of the Fiscal Year 2010 Fire Grant announcements.

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.

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