Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Over $600,000 in Federal Grants for Girard and Barberton Fire Departments

Jul 27, 2017

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced $428,572 awarded to the Girard Fire Department and $178,182 to the Barberton Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

“This is fantastic news for the firefighters who put their lives on the line every day to protect the local community. It is vital that we provide funding to ensure local fire departments have adequate funding for the resources they need to keep our community safe. These grants will ensure the health and safety of our firefighters and first responders. It is our responsibility to have their backs and I will continue to advocate to bring these funds to our communities across Northeast Ohio,” said Congressman Ryan.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program awards grants directly to fire departments and EMS organizations to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public – as well as that of first-responder personnel. 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.