Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $450,000 for Austintown Township Fire Department
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced $455,590 in federal funds to the Austintown Township Fire Department. The award is an Assistance to Firefighters Grant administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“This funding will help the fire departments of Austintown, Coitsville and Craig Beach to do their jobs safely, and helping to provide this funding is one of the most important things I can do for our firefighters,” said Congressman Ryan. “I congratulate Austintown Township Fire Chief Andy Frost III for his work in obtaining this grant.”
“We are very grateful to receive the 'Assistance to Firefighter Grant' through FEMA,” said Andy Frost III, Fire Chief for Austintown Township. “The funds will be used to replace equipment that has been deemed unusable by the National Fire Protection Association, the fire service's governing body for firefighter safety and equipment. This is a regional grant that will help the communities of Austintown, Coitsville and Craig Beach. We rely heavily on alternative funding sources such as this Grant, to maintain our equipment while keeping the firefighters and residents safe.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant to the Austintown Township Fire Department is part of $319.5 million being awarded from 2020 federal funds provided directly to eligible fire departments, certain EMS organizations, and state fire training academies around the nation to fund critical training and equipment. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant focuses on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards.