WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to a fire department in Portage County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Kent Fire Department has been awarded $28,080 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.
“Firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Kent’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”
Kent Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of the round 12 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 AFG Program announcements.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (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.