Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $69,000 DHS Grant for Warren Fire Department
Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) announced a grant award of $69,170 to the Warren Fire Department. This funding comes in the form of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“When many of us are running away from a fire, our firefighters are bravely going toward it. Our first responders are critical to our community as they put their lives on the line every day to ensure our safety,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “The funding from this grant will help provide the necessary resources to equip and train our firefighters so they can meet the needs of their department and our neighborhood. I congratulate Fire Chief Ken Nussle for his hard work in obtaining this grant.”
“The Warren City Fire Department is pleased to receive this health and wellness grant. Maintaining good fitness can help firefighters cut down on neck, back and shoulder injuries that routinely occur on the fire ground. This will also reduce Workman’s Compensation rate and time lost to injuries. The Warren City Fire Department will be much more able to protect the lives and properties of our citizens with healthier and more physically fit firefighters,” said Fire Chief Ken Nussle.
The purpose of the AFG Program is to award grants to fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and state fire training academies to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel. Since 2001, the AFG Program has helped first-responder organizations obtain much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, as well as firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.