Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $26,653 in Federal Funding to the Ravenna Township Fire Department

Sep 11, 2017

Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced $26,653 in federal funding for the Ravenna Township Fire Department. This grant funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) to support operations and safety.

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

“We are very grateful to receive this Grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The funds will be used to purchase a power load system for one of our ambulances.  This load system will automatically load the cot into the ambulance so our firefighters and paramedics don't have to manually lift the cot.  This will reduce work place injuries and create a safer environment for our employees and our patients.  Thank you AFG for funding this grant!” said Fire Chief Mark Kozak, Ravenna Township

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.