Sen. Brown Announces more than $315,000 in New Federal Resources to Train, Support, and Protect Hamilton County Firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced two fire departments in Hamilton County have been awarded new federal resources by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The Amberley Village Fire Department in Cincinnati has been awarded $171,007 and the Springdale Fire Department has been awarded $146,572 for Operations and Safety.

“Firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Hamilton County’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders 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. More information about the AFG program can be found here.

Interested fire departments can contact Brown’s grant coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.

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