WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $39,404 has been awarded to the Shelby Fire Department by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. 

“Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown. “These funds ensure that firefighters in Shelby have the resources they need to perform their jobs well and keep their community safe.”

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.