WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to a fire department in Tuscarawas County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $356,250 for Vehicle Acquisition 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 Strasburg’s skilled responders have the resources they need to safely do their jobs.”
Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of the round 12 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 AFG Program announcements.
The AFG program helps firefighters and other first responders improve their ability to protect the public and themselves. Fire apparatus funded in the Vehicle Acquisition category include pumpers, aerials, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, and ambulances.