WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $283,621 has been awarded to the Village of North Randall Fire Department to hire and retain firefighters.
The fiscal year 2010 funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
“First responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown. “These funds will help ensure that the Village of North Randall Fire Department has the staffing they need to protect their communities.”
This is round 15 of the AFG program announcements.
SAFER grants bolster fire departments' ability to respond to fires and fire-related hazards, along with their overall level of preparedness. These round four funds can be used for recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters and hiring firefighters. The funds provide for salaries, benefits, and general equipment needs.