Sen. Brown Announces New Resources to Bolster Firefighter Safety in Jefferson County

FY 2012 Funding Will Help to Improve Preparedness and Response of Firefighters in Steubenville

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to a fire department in Jefferson County.  U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Steubenville has been awarded resources for fire prevention and safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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 Steubenville have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”

This is round 45 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2012 AFG announcements. The Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department received $17,100 in funding.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program’s Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards, according to FEMA.