Congressman Ryan Announces Grant Funding for Niles Fire Department

Feb 21, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

 

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan announces the City of Niles Fire Department is to receive an operations and safety grant of $37,283 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

“This is great news for the firefighters working to protect our local community,” said Congressman Ryan. “It is important that we make safety of the utmost importance when it comes to the firefighters who put their life on the line every day. These types of federal grants are important to ensure that local fire departments have adequate funding for the resources they need to keep our community safe. I will continue to fight to bring these grants to Northeast Ohio.”

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. For more information, visit the program’s website.

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Pat Lowry  Communications Director Congressman Tim Ryan 241 W. Federal Street Youngstown, OH 44503 P: (330) 740-0193 C: (330) 717-8103