Sen. Brown Anounces More then $230K for fire departments in Southwest Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $230,227 has been awarded to fire departments in northeast Ohio 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,” Brown said. “These funds ensure that firefighters in Clermont, Hamilton, and Montgomery Counties have the resources needed 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 northeast Ohio grant recipients and amounts.  

Fire Department

County

Funding

Delhi Township

Hamilton

$125,537

St. Bernard Fire Department

Hamilton

$ 19,950

Vandalia Division of Fire

Montgomery

$ 46,740

New Richmond Fire and EMS Department

Clermont

$38,000

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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