Dec 05 2008

Shelby Announces $45,391 for Jones Chapel 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 $45,391 to the Jones Chapel Volunteer Fire Department in Cullman County.  The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program.

“Firefighters, our nation’s true first responders, are in the field every day protecting our citizens,” said Shelby. “It is critical that our nation’s firefighters are adequately prepared to respond to emergencies and keep our communities safe.  This grant will allow the Jones Chapel Volunteer Fire Department to fund 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.