Sen. Brown Announces More Than $260k To Bolster Firefighter Resources In Central Ohio

Funding will allow for Improvement of Preparedness and Response of Firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $259,881 has been awarded to three central Ohio fire departments 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 central Ohio have the resources and equipment 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.

The recipients are listed below:

Organization Name

County

Amount

Morral Saltrock Fire Department

Marion

$82,745

Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District

Madison

$157,543

Liberty Township Fire Department

Union

$19,593

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