Nov 10 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $65,000 FOR GANTT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced that the Gantt Volunteer Fire Department will receive $65,295 in federal funds to assist with operations and firefighter safety. These funds are available for training and fitness, protective equipment, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

These funds have been awarded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Domestic Preparedness, as a part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. This program will distribute $750 million in direct federal assistance to firefighters nationwide this year.

“I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded these funds to the Gantt Volunteer Fire Department. It is critical that our federal, state and local governments work together to ensure that our first responders have the necessary tools to face an emergency quickly and effectively should one occur,” Sen. Shelby said.