Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $60,000 for Local Fire Departments in Marlboro Township and Hubbard

Sep 15, 2016

Niles, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) announces that the Marlboro Township Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $48,228 and the Eagle Joint Fire District in Hubbard was awarded $13,710. These grants were awarded by the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

“This is great news for the firefighters working to protect our local communities in Alliance and Hubbard,” 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 advocate to bring these funds back to Northeast Ohio.”

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.