Casey Announces Over $788,000 Going to Three Fire Departments in Southwestern Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $788,510 to three fire departments in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

“Pennsylvania’s firefighters endure risk and sacrifice every day to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Casey. “This money will help provide the firefighters of Southwestern Pennsylvania with the gear, training and equipment they need to ensure their safety and the safety of those they serve.”

Federal funds are awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) which aims to strengthen the Nation’s first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public as well as the responders’ themselves. This is the 11th round of AFG grants for Fiscal Year 2010.

Fire Department

City

Purpose

Amount

Berkeley Hills Fire Company

North Hills

Vehicle Acquisition

$675,360

Fort Allen Volunteer Fire Company

Greensburg

Operations and Safety

$75,150

Trafford Fire Co. No. 1         

Trafford

Operations and Safety

$38,000

 

 

 

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