Dec 05 2008

Shelby Announces $10,509 for City of Cordova Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security will release $10,509 to the City of Cordova Volunteer Fire Department in Walker County.  The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program.

“This funding is critical to ensuring that Alabama’s first responders have the resources necessary to keep our communities safe,” said Shelby.  “These funds will help the City of Cordova Volunteer Fire Department sustain its operations and safety programs.”

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded these funds as a part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. This program will distribute $500 million in direct federal assistance this year to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations nationwide.