Dec 19 2008

Shelby Announces $95,444 for Madison 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 $38,250 to Madison Fire and Rescue and $57,194 to the Segers Community Volunteer Fire Department in Madison County.  The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

“Madison Fire and Rescue and Segers Community Volunteer Fire Department will use this grant to fund their operations and safety programs,” said Shelby. “First responders serve day in and day out on the front lines to protect our communities.  This grant will help Madison Fire and Rescue and Segers Community Volunteer Fire Department continue their efforts to ensure the safety of the Madison County community.” 

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.