Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $1.6 Million to Support Ohio Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $1,597,108 has been awarded to Ohio fire departments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

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

AFG grants target fire departments and EMS organizations that are unaffiliated with hospitals to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responder personnel.

The funds can be used for vehicle acquisition as well as operational and safety equipment updates. The chart below details Ohio grant recipients and amounts.

Fire Department

County

Funding

Canton Township Fire Department

Stark

$211,138

Coldwater Fire Department

Mercer

$21,421

Cumberland Trail Fire District # 4

Belmont

$86,152

F.C.V. Volunteer Fire Dept.

Coshocton

$84,082

Hudson Fire Department

Summit

$99,320

Leesville Volunteer Fire Department

Carroll

$28,724

Lexington Township Volunteer Fire Dept

Stark

$55,575

Liberty Township Fire Department

Delaware

$607,952

Middleton Township Volunteer Fire Department

Wood

$41,843

Mount Gilead Fire Department

Morrow

$87,928

New Pittsburg Fire and Rescue Association Inc.

Wayne

$27,697

Norton Fire Division

Summit

$55,670

Oak Grove Fire & Rescue Inc.

Washington

$35,150

Sherwood Fire Department

Defiance

$25,650

Sugarcreek Fire Department

Tuscarawas

$77,178

Summerfield Volunteer Fire Dept Inc.

Noble

$51,628

According to FEMA, the Assistance to Firefighter Grants are used to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Since 2001, nearly $4 billion in grant money has been awarded to first responder organizations.

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