Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for 27 fire departments and two city governments across West Virginia. The grants were awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and will support local fire departments and first responders.
“Our dedicated local fire departments and first responders keep West Virginia communities safe,” Senator Capito said. “In order for these brave men and women to effectively do their job, they need the equipment and training to be best prepared for life and death situations. These resources will help provide them with the tools and expertise required to save lives and I am proud to have helped secure this support.”
Area awards include:
• $522,716.26 to White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
• $262,323.80 to the Frankford Volunteer Fire Department
• $256,000 to the Marlinton Fire Department
• $174,126.19 to the Union Community Volunteer Fire Department
• $121,076.19 to the Clintonville Fire Department
• $110,263.80 to the Quinwood Volunteer Fire Department.