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FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS GRANT

FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS GRANT

 On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced a $78,790 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the Stevens Point Fire Department.The grant funds will be used to purchase extrication equipment, which can be used in vehicular accidents.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) are administered through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The grants enhance the safety of Wisconsin communities by providing financial assistance to eligible fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations.

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