WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Wilkesville Fire Department has been awarded $47,096 for Operations and Safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.
“Firefighters and first responders keep our communities safe in times of crisis,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Wilkesville’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”
The Wilkesville Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of round 10 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2014 AFG program announcements.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders improve their ability to 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.