WASHINGTON Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. announced today that Greenback Volunteer Fire Department is among several fire departments located in the 2nd Congressional District will receive grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. This program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Duncan said Greenback Volunteer Fire Department will receive an
Operations and Safety grant in the amount of $125,905.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program offers grants to
support rural, urban and suburban fire departments to enhance
the safety of the public and their own personnel. The one-year
grants are awarded to departments across the Country in two
areas, the Operations and Firefighter Safety Program and the
Firefighting Vehicles Acquisition Program.
Other recipients include:
-- Notchey Creek Volunteer Fire Department, which will receive
an Operations and Safety grant in the amount of $44,503 and a
Vehicle Acquisition grant in the amount of $119,253.
-- Karns Volunteer Fire Department, which will receive an
Operations and Safety grant in the amount of $185,120.
-- Etowah Rural Fire Departmen, which will receive an Operations
and Safety grant in the amount of $52,668.
I am very pleased that four East Tennessee fire departments
have been selected to receive this federal funding, Duncan
said. The brave firefighters and emergency personnel that serve
at these departments deserve the best equipment possible in
order to protect the citizens of their communities.