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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $281,247 for Girard Fire Department

September 12, 2018
Press Release

Girard, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) announced a grant award of $281,247 to the Girard Fire Department. This funding comes in the form of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant will be used to hire three additional firefighters/paramedics. Congressman Ryan sent a letter of support for Girard’s SAFER Grant.

“Every day, our first responders put their lives on the line to keep our community safe. It’s important that Congress continues to invest in our first responders, and I always offer my support and advocate for increased funding for these types of grants,” said Congressman Ryan. “This grant will allow the Girard Fire Department to ensure they are appropriately staffed to properly serve the 9,5000 residents in the City of Girard. I congratulate Fire Chief Ken Bornemiss for his hard work in obtaining this grant.”

“We are excited about the SAFER Grant. We feel it is going to improve firefighter safety and the safety of the community. We want to thank Congressman Tim Ryan’s office for their support,” said Girard Fire Chief Ken Bornemiss.