Dec 16 2008

Shelby Announces $21,910 for Providence/Mount Pisgah 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 $21,910 for Providence/Mount Pisgah Volunteer Fire Department in Butler County.  The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

“This funding will ensure that Alabama’s first responders have the resources necessary to keep our communities safe,” said Shelby.  “These monies will help the Providence/Mount Pisgah Volunteer Fire Department fund its operations and safety program.” 

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 to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations nationwide this year.