Local fire departments chosen for FEMA grant program
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced in a news release yesterday more than $1.7 million in federal funding for fire departments in Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
The AFG program supports local fire departments by providing funds for new equipment and training.
Under the program, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services will receive $725,454 and the Stephens City Fire and Rescue Company will receive $94,285.
According to the news release, the primary goal of FEMA’s AFG program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies for resources to equip and train emergency personnel, recognize standards, enhance operations efficiencies, foster interoperability and support community resilience.
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