WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to three fire departments in Northwest Ohio. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Perrysburg Township Fire Department, the Ballville Township Volunteer Fire Department, and the Florida Flatrock Volunteer Fire Department have been awarded resources for operations and safety and for vehicle acquisition 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 across Northwest Ohio have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely.”

The three grants to the Northwest Ohio fire departments total $276,630.

This is round eight of the competitive Fiscal Year 2011 AFG announcements. 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, according to FEMA. 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.

Fire Department Purpose Amount City

Perrysburg Township Fire Department Operations and Safety $28,832 Perrysburg
Ballville Township Volunteer Fire Department Vehicle Acquisition $65,531 Fremont
Florida Flatrock Volunteer Fire Department Vehicle Acquisition $182,267 Napoleon