Aug 19 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES MILLIONS FOR ALABAMA FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today announced that fire departments across Alabama will receive federal funds to assist with operations and firefighter safety programs or firefighting vehicle acquisition programs.

These funds are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP), which awards one-year grants directly to fire departments to support our nation's firefighters. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing $650 million for fiscal year 2005 in direct assistance to firefighters to improve the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, and to establish or expand fire prevention programs throughout the United States. The Department of Homeland Security's Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) administers the program, in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

“I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded these funds to fire departments across Alabama. It is critical that our federal, state and local governments work together to ensure that our first responders have the necessary tools to face emergencies quickly and effectively when they occur,” Senator Shelby said.

The following fire departments will receive funding for either of the two programs:

Operations and Firefighter Safety Program. Includes training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

Firefighting Vehicles Acquisition Program. Includes pumpers, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances, quints, aerials, foam units, and fireboats.

Butler County

• $43,672 for Liberty Volunteer Fire Department in Greenville for operations and firefighter safety

• $171,000 for Forest Home Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

• $115,425 for Shackleville Volunteer Fire Department in Greenville for firefighting vehicles

• $85,500 for Searcy Volunteer Fire Department in Greenville for firefighting vehicles

Calhoun County

• $56,743 for Mt. Weisner Volunteer Fire Department in Piedmont for operations and firefighter safety

Chambers County

• $115,900 for Lafayette Fire and EMS for operations and firefighter safety

• $42,185 for Five Points Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

Chilton County

• $89,440 for Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $75,050 for South Chilton Fire and Rescue in Maplesville for operations and firefighter safety

• $67,207 for Verbena Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $151,861 for Davis Lake Fire Department in Springville for firefighting vehicles

Choctaw County

• $14,583 for Cromwell - Halsell Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $80,750 for Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Clay County

• $69,350 for Ashland Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $128,250 for Coppermine Volunteer Fire Department in Lineville for firefighting vehicles

• $156,750 for Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in Cragford for firefighting vehicles

Cleburne County

• $53,843 for Muscadine Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $144,400 for Micaville Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

• $166,250 for Broomtown/Rinehart Volunteer Fire Department in Gaylesville for firefighting vehicles

Coffee County

• $242,250 for New Brockton Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Coosa County

• $88,203 for Equality Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $53,389 for Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department in Goodwater for operations and firefighter safety

• $179,334 for Rockford Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

• $176,009 for Weogufka Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Crenshaw County

• $133,000 for Northeast Crenshaw Volunteer Fire Department in Petrey for firefighting vehicles

Cullman County

• $137,872 for West Point Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $66,500 for Arkadelphia Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Dale County

• $61,750 for Level Plains Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $102,239 for Daleville Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

Dallas County

• $178,106 for Craig Volunteer Fire Department in Selma for firefighting vehicles

DeKalb County

• $83,076 for Blake Fire Protection Authority in Fort Payne for operations and firefighter safety

Elmore County

• $234,650 for Red Hill Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Etowah County

• $25,650 for Reece City Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $81,700 for Highland Volunteer Fire Department in Gadsden

Fayette County

• $56,330 for Lawrence Mill Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $186,105 for Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Franklin County

• $56,153 for Vina Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $78,802 for City of Russellville Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $194,750 for East Franklin Volunteer Fire Department in Phil Campbell for firefighting vehicles

Geneva County

• $9,890 for Fadette Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

Greene County

• $118,750 for Greene County Ambulance Service in Eutaw for firefighting vehicles

Henry County

• $171,000 for Newville Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Jackson County

• $156,750 for Limrock/Aspel Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Jefferson County

• $56,007 for Minor Heights Fire District in Birmingham for operations and firefighter safety

• $72,695 for Adamsville Fire and Rescue Service for operations and firefighter safety

• $20,900 for Tarrant Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $49,115 for Palmerdale Fire District for operations and firefighter safety

• $72,981 for Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department in Adamsville for operations and firefighter safety

• $78,375 for Indian Ford Volunteer Fire and Rescue in Bessemer for operations and firefighter safety

• $29,538 for Fairfield Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

Lamar County

• $66,500 for Crossville Fire and Rescue for operations and firefighter safety

• $26,980 for Vernon Volunteer Rescue Squad for operations and firefighter safety

• $81,605 for Kennedy Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Lauderdale County

• $130,150 for Anderson Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

• $165,300 for Central Area Volunteer Fire Department in Florence for firefighting vehicles

• $65,075 for Anderson Rescue Squad for firefighting vehicles

Lawrence County

• $166,250 for Mt. Hope Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Macon County

• $223,250 for Reeltown Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Madison County

• $63,460 for Hazel Green Fire & Rescue Department for operations and firefighter safety

Marengo County

• $68,780 for Dixons Mills Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

Marshall County

• $34,117 for Nixon Chapel Volunteer Fire Department in Horton for operations and firefighter safety

• $93,366 for Hebron Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Grant for operations and firefighter safety

• $175,750 for Aroney Volunteer Fire Department in Boaz for firefighting vehicles

Mobile County

• $19,107 for Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department in Eight Mile for operations and firefighter safety

• $73,046 for Satsuma Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $24,937 for McIntosh Rescue Squad for operations and firefighter safety

Monroe County

• $166,250 for Goodway Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Morgan County

• $21,902 for Decatur Fire & Rescue for operations and firefighter safety

• $178,572 for Somerville Area Volunteer Emergency Service for firefighting vehicles

• $32,300 for Caddo-Midway Fire & Rescue District in Trinity for firefighting vehicles

Pike County

• $32,877 for Meeksville Volunteer Fire Department in Troy for operations and firefighter safety

Randolph County

• $83,571 for Newell Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $94,926 for Woodland Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $90,347 for Rock Mills Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $177,434 for Dickert Volunteer Fire Department in Wadley for firefighting vehicles

• $170,050 for Mount Olive Fire Department in Roanoke for firefighting vehicles

• $174,800 for County Line Volunteer Fire Department in Wadley for firefighting vehicles

• $177,553 for A & M Volunteer Fire Department in Wedowee for firefighting vehicles

• $156,750 for Fosters Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department in Wedowee for firefighting vehicles

Russell County

• $175,750 for Cottonton Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Shelby County

• $126,810 for City of Chelsea Fire & Rescue for operations and firefighter safety

• $29,260 for Dry Valley Fire & Rescue in Montevallo for operations and firefighter safety

• $30,670 for Summer Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Columbiana for operations and firefighter safety

• $30,187 for Kingdom Fire and Rescue in Columbiana for operations and firefighter safety

• $65,550 for County 17 Fire & Rescue in Maylene for firefighting vehicles

• $166,250 for Four Mile Fire and Rescue in Wilsonville for firefighting vehicles

St. Clair County

• $104,738 for Pell City Fire Rescue Service for operations and firefighter safety

• $184,300 for Wattsville Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Sumter County

• $11,505 for Kinterbish Brunson Volunteer Fire Department in Cuba for operations and firefighter safety

• $15,025 for Bluffport Volunteer Fire Department in Livingston for operations and firefighter safety

• $133,000 for North Sumter Volunteer Fire Department in Geiger for firefighting vehicles

• $85,500 for Siloam Volunteer Fire Department in York for firefighting vehicles

• $142,500 for Coatopa/Dug Hill Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Talladega County

• $65,326 for Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $151,430 for East Providence Volunteer Fire Department in Talladega for firefighting vehicles

• $179,334 for Winterboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue for firefighting vehicles

• $170,050 for Waldo Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Tallapoosa County

• $62,700 for Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $75,864 for New Site Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Service for operations and firefighter safety

• $75,708 for Pace's Point Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Dadeville for operations and firefighter safety

• $137,750 for Eagle Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Dadeville for firefighting vehicles

Tuscaloosa County

• $147,250 for Romulus Fire Protection District for firefighting vehicles

Walker County

• $133,911 for Sumiton Fire and Rescue Service for operations and firefighter safety

• $47,659 for Town of West Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

• $166,250 for Parrish Fire and Rescue for firefighting vehicles

• $188,955 for Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department for firefighting vehicles

Winston County

• $128,691 for Haleyville Fire Department for operations and firefighter safety

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