Sen. Brown Announces More Than $25K to Bolster Firefighter Resources in Eastern Ohio

Funding will allow for Improvement of Preparedness and Response of Firefighters in Belmont and Guernsey Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $25,549 has been awarded to the Fairview and Community Volunteer Fire Department in Fairview by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) program.

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

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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