WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to a fire department in Portage County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Windham Volunteer Fire Department Joint Fire District has been awarded resources 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 put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help ensure that Windham’s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.”
Windham Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $53,272 in funding as part of the round 10 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 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.