Sen. Brown Announces More Than $312K to Bolster Firefighter Resources in Northwest and Western 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 $312,483 has been awarded to three northwest 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 northwest and western Ohio 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.

The recipients are listed below

Organization Name

County

Amount

Chicksaw Community Mutual Fire Company

Mercer

$194,632

Springfield Township Fire Department

Lucas

$65,601

Rossford Fire and Rescue Department

Wood

$52,250

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