Sen. Brown Announces More Than $946K to Bolster Firefighter Resources in Southwest 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 $946, 435 has been awarded to eight southwest 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 southwest Ohio have the resources and equipment 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

Cincinnati Fire Department

Hamilton

$389,200

Cridersville Fire Department

Auglaize

$80,783

Hamilton Fire Department

Butler

$119,776

Miamisburg, Ohio Fire Department

Montgomery

$53,225

Rockford Fire Department

Mercer

$69,635

Clearcreek Fire District

Warren/Montgomery

$92,570

Wayne Township Fire Department

Butler

$8,949

Jackson Township Fire and Rescue

Clermont

$132,297

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