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:
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.