Dec 19 2008

Shelby Announces $174,555 for Dallas County Fire Departments

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 $33,003 to Orrville Volunteer Fire Department and $141,552 to Selma Fire and Rescue Department in Dallas County.  The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

“Firefighters are in the field everyday protecting our citizens,” said Shelby.  “We have a responsibility to ensure that our first responders are adequately prepared to respond to any event, should one occur. Orville Volunteer Fire Department and Selma Fire and Rescue will use this funding to improve and sustain their 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.