Sen. Brown Announces More Than $916K to Bolster Firefighter Resources in Northeast 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 $916,367 has been awarded to four northeast Ohio fire departments by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s 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 northeast 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

Eastlake Fire Department

Lake

$54,000

Cleveland Fire Department

Cuyahoga

$358,572

North Canton Fire Department

Stark

$233,795

North Ridgeville Fire Department

Lorain

$270,000

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