Congressman Ryan Announces Grant Funding for Village of Lakemore, Howland Township and Liberty Township Fire Departments

Apr 24, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

 

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing today that the Village of Lakemore Fire Department, The Howland Township Fire Department and the Liberty Township Fire Department have each been awarded Operations and Safety grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

“Our first responders are the front line of safety for our communities,” said Congressman Ryan. “These grants are crucial to funding our communities and keeping our safety forces well equipped and on the job. I will continue to advocate for bringing federal dollars back to our communities.”

The Lakemore Fire Department received $73.274; the Howland Township Fire Department received $64,519 and the Liberty Township Fire Department received $39,663. 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
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Youngstown, OH 44503
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