State fire departments get almost $2 million in grants

Published 9:36 am Friday, November 21, 2008

The full list of this week’s recipients and other information, including program Fact Sheets, can be found on the AFG website.

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,911,349 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding to local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations in the state of Alabama.

“This funding is an investment by FEMA in these departments to help them purchase life-saving equipment and needed training to be better prepared when called to duty,” said Phil May, FEMA Region IV administrator.

Nationally, this week’s grants total $17 million. The AFG program includes three kinds of awards: Fire Grants, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants and Fire Prevention and Safety grants (FP&S). Today’s grants to Alabama organizations are:

Fire Grants

St. Stephens VFD, St. Stephens, Operations and Safety: $32,157

Old Kingston VFD, Prattville, Operations and Safety: $80,151

Bay Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue Inc., Dothan, Vehicle Acquisition: $118,750

Pintlala VFD, Hope Hull, Operations and Safety: $103,616

Fredonia Fire & Rescue Volunteer Company, Lanett, Operations and Safety: $60,942

County Line VFD, Wadley, Operations and Safety: $16,957

West Chambers FD, Lafayette, Vehicle Acquisition: $215,270

Mount Olive VFD, Roanoke, Operations and Safety: $26,125

Big Oak Community VFD, Ohatchee, Operations and Safety: $122,346

Guntersville Fire & Rescue, Guntersville, Vehicle Acquisition: $585,000

Cullman Fire Rescue, Cullman, Operations and Safety: $38,000

Walter VFD, Cullman, Operations and Safety: $62,045

Barney VFD, Cordova, Operations and Safety: $56,999

Pleasant Groves VFD, Woodville, Operations and Safety: $74,100

Harvest VFD, Harvest, Operations and Safety: $60,263

Maplesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Maplesville, Operations: and Safety $25,175

Stewartville VFD, Sylacauga, Operations and Safety: $60,087

County 17 Fire & Rescue, Maylene, Operations and Safety: $9,500

Gilbertown VFD, Gilbertown, Operations and Safety: $106,866

Irondale FD, Irondale, Operations and Safety: $57,000

The fiscal year (FY) 2008 AFG awards, which are being distributed in phases, will ultimately provide about $500 million to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations throughout the country.