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Alabama fire departments receive more than $1.4 million in funding

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ATLANTA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today awarded $1,472,397 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding to local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations in the state of Alabama.

"Proper staffing, equipment and preparedness are essential to the nation's first responders," said FEMA Regional Administrator Phil May.  "Through the AFG program, FEMA is supporting fire departments throughout the country to meet those needs so they can provide communities with safety and security during times of crisis."

Nationally, this week's grants total $57 million. The AFG program includes three kinds of awards: Fire Grants, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants and Fire Prevention and Safety grants (FP&S). Today's grants to Alabama's organizations are:

Fire Grants (funding firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations, and supporting regional projects involving multiple organizations serving more than one local jurisdiction).

Wetumpka

Operations and Safety

         $37,212

Auburn

Operations and Safety

 $76,986

Centre

Operations and Safety

 $71,720

Addison

Operations and Safety

 $60,017

Double Springs

Vehicle Acquisition

 $190,000

Jasper

Operations and Safety

 $61,464

Lynn

Operations and Safety

 $13,300

Meridianville

Operations and Safety

 $63,662

Cuba

Operations and Safety

 $186,723

Sweet Water

Operations and Safety

 $76,000

SAFER awards (funding fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations directly to help them increase the number of trained, "front-line" firefighters available in their communities)

Jacksonville

Hiring and Recruitment

 $635,313


The fiscal year (FY) 2008 AFG awards, which are being distributed in phases, will ultimately provide about $500 million to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations throughout the country.

The full list of this week's recipients and other information, including program Fact Sheets, can be found on the AFG website (www.firegrantsupport.com).

Courtesy: www.fema.gov

 

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