Nov 21 2008

Shelby Announces Nearly $2 Million for Alabama’s First Responders

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will release $1,911,349 to local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations in the state of Alabama.

“Firefighters are in the field everyday protecting our citizens,” said Shelby. “We must ensure that our local emergency responders have the resources to fully protect our communities. Our fire departments will use this important grant to fund operations and safety programs and purchase much needed vehicles.” 
The funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP), which will distribute $500 million in direct federal assistance this year to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations nationwide.
The following fire departments and emergency responders will receive funds for Operations and Safety Programs:
St. Stephens Volunteer Fire Department  St. Stephens $32,157
Old Kingston VFD    Prattville $80,151
Pintlala Volunteer Fire Department  Hope Hull $103,616
Fredonia Fire & Rescue Volunteer Company Lanett  $60,942
County Line Volunteer Fire Department  Wadley  $16,957
Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department  Roanoke  $26,125
Big Oak Community Volunteer Fire Department Ohatchee $122,346
Cullman Fire Rescue    Cullman  $38,000
Walter Volunteer Fire Department  Cullman  $62,045
Barney Volunteer Fire Department  Cordova  $56,999
Pleasant Groves Volunteer Fire Department Woodville $74,100
Harvest Volunteer Fire Department  Harvest  $60,263
Maplesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue  Maplesville $25,175
Stewartville Volunteer Fire Department  Sylacauga $60,087
County 17 Fire & Rescue    Maylene  $9,500
Gilbertown Volunteer Fire Department  Gilbertown $106,866
Irondale Fire Department   Irondale $57,000

The following fire departments and emergency responders will receive funds for procurement of new vehicles:
Bay Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue Inc. Dothan  $118,750
West Chambers Fire Department   Lafayette $215,270
Guntersville Fire & Rescue   Guntersville $585,000