Congressman Tim Ryan Announces DHS Grant Awards to Coventry Township and Braceville Township Fire Departments
Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) is announcing a $367,286 award to the Coventry Township Fire Department, as well as an additional $86,096 award to the Braceville Township 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 our communities in Coventry and Braceville Townships,” said Congressman Ryan. “It is up to us to make sure safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to the firefighters who put their lives on the line every day to protect our citizens and their property. These types of federal grants are important to ensure that local fire departments have adequate funding for the resources and hiring they need to keep our community safe. I will continue to advocate bringing these funds to our first responders across 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.