Sen. Brown Announces More Than $661K to Bolster Firefighter Resources in Southeast Ohio

Funding will allow for Improvement of Preparedness and Response of Firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $661,733 has been awarded to six southeast Ohio fire departments by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) program.

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

 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.

 The recipients are listed below:

Organization Name

County

Amount

Brookside Fire Department

Belmont

$234,160

Gallipolis Volunteer Fire Dept

Gallia

$35,720

Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department

Washington

$77,308

Martins Ferry Fire Department

Belmont

$73,625

South Point Volunteer Fire Dept

Lawrence

$183,920

Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department

Pike

$57,000

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