Sen. Brown Announces More Than $84,000 in New Federal Resources to Assist Firefighters in Licking County

FY 2013 Funding Will Support Vehicle Acquisition in Newark Township

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to a fire department in Licking County. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Newark Township Fire Department has been awarded $84,550 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 Newark’s skilled responders have the resources they need to safely do their jobs.”

Newark Township 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.

More information about the AFG program can be found here. Interested fire departments can contact Brown’s Grant Coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.

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