WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $1,412,920 has been awarded to the Jackson Township Fire Department by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Firefighters Station Construction Grant Program. This program provides funds to communities that have gaps in adequate firefighting coverage. They can be used to help construct, renovate, or modify fire stations and help to stimulate the local economy in the process.
"Firefighters are often the first responders to emergency calls and Ohio depends on these brave men and women to keep our families safe," Brown said. "These funds will provide the resources necessary to attract and retain frontline firefighters and provide Ohio communities with adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards."
These American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds were distributed as Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants to stimulate the economy while strengthening homeland security. By building new and renovated fire stations, the grants seek to create or sustain jobs while simultaneously improving firefighter safety, enhancing the response capabilities of local fire departments to meet growing service demands, and increasing the safety of the communities served by the fire departments.