WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $269,928 has been awarded to the four fire departments in Northeast Ohio by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (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 equipment and resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”

This is round 18 of the fiscal year 2010 AFG grants. They were awarded to:

Award Amount

Department Name



Liberty Fire Department



Beaver Township Fire Department



Marlboro Township Volunteer Fire Co.



Warren Township Fire Dept.


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.