Sen. Brown Announces More Than $3.5 Million to Support Ohio Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $3,559,330 has been awarded to Ohio fire departments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

"Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio," said Brown. "These funds ensure that Ohio firefighters have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely."

AFG grants target fire departments and EMS organizations that are unaffiliated with hospitals to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responder personnel.

The funds can be used for vehicle acquisition as well as operational and safety equipment updates. The chart below details Ohio grant recipients and amounts.

Fire Department

County

Funding

Alliance Fire Department

Stark

$22,118

Berlin Township Fire Department

Erie

$88,051

Bethel Township Fire Department

Miami

$57,665

Bethesda

Belmont

$8,550

Brewster fire department

Stark

$46,341

Chillicothe Fire Department

Ross

$292,500

City of Moraine Fire Department

Montgomery

$149,253

Clinton Fire Department

Summit

$82,268

First Consolidated Fire District

Marion

$114,865

Gallipolis Volunteer Fire Dept

Gallia

$47,253

Greentown Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

Stark

$11,377

Greenville Fire Department

Darke

$475,000

Hanover Township Fire Department

Butler

$186,675

Huron River Joint Fire District

Huron

$62,938

Milton Township Joint Fire District

Wood

$32,960

Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department

Auglaize

$43,525

Monroe Township Fire Department

Licking

$60,800

New Franklin Fire Department

Summit

$118,465

North Canton Fire Department

Stark

$83,790

North Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department

Columbiana

$81,921

Palmyra Township Fire Department

Portage

$55,955

Parma Fire Department

Cuyahoga

$142,784

Perkins Township Fire Department

Erie

$152,151

Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Harrison

$7,462

Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department

Huron

$40,850

Reno Volunteer Fire Department

Washington

$83,600

Springfield Township Fire Department

Summit

$25,650

Sugarcreek Township Fire Department

Montgomery

$66,500

Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division

Seneca

$71,250

Tri-County Joint Fire District

Madison

$122,788

Upper Township Volunteer Fire Department

Lawrence

$190,000

Verona Fire Department

Preble

$20,526

Warren Fire Department

Trumbull

$214,020

Washington Township Fire Department

Lucas

$72,352

Wellsville Fire Department

Columbiana

$127,590

West Elkton Gratis Township Fire Department

Preble

$47,928

Willoughby Fire Department

Lake

$51,609

According to FEMA, the Assistance to Firefighter Grants are used to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Since 2001, nearly $4 billion in grant money has been awarded to first responder organizations.

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