Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $2.38 Million DHS Grant Award to City of Warren Fire Department

Sep 6, 2016

Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) is announcing a $2,389,845.00 award to the City of Warren Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

“This is great news for the firefighters working to protect the Warren community,” said Congressman Ryan. “The safety of our firefighters and first responders cannot be underestimated when every day they put their lives on the line for us. Federal grants are an important source of funding that ensure that local fire departments can provide the resources and hiring needed to keep their communities safe.”

"The city is extremely grateful for the opportunity to bring the fire department up to adequate staffing levels," said Mayor Doug Franklin. "This grant is very significant to the city's ability to protect life and property in the community. I greatly appreciate the support from Congressman Tim Ryan and our elected federal officials."

The goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and emergency medical service organizations. Operations and Safety grants can be used for hiring, professional training, wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety.

Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critical equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.