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 $39,900 to Spring Garden Volunteer Fire Department in Piedmont, Alabama. 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. Spring Garden Volunteer Fire Department will use this funding to improve and sustain its 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.