Sep 02 2008

Shelby Announces $227,027 for Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue 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 $227,027 to the Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Crenshaw County.  The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant 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 Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department purchase a new vehicle.” 

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 over $500 million in direct federal assistance to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations nationwide this year.