Nov 10 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $202,500 FOR RIDGE GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced that the Ridge Grove Fire Department will receive $202,500 in federal funds to assist with the purchase of firefighting vehicles. These funds are available for a variety of vehicles including trucks, ambulances, aerials and fireboats.

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 remain committed to working in Congress to ensure that our nation’s first responders have the necessary resources to rapidly respond in the event of an emergency. These funds will allow the men and women of the Ridge Grove Fire Department to be better prepared to respond to the needs of their community,” Sen. Shelby said.