Shuster Congratulates Carroll Twp. Volunteer Fire Department on $84,000 Fire Grant04/17/13
Washington – Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that Carroll Township Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) in the amount of $84,004. The funds will be used to purchase new equipment for firefighters.
“This is long overdue for the first responders at Carroll Township and the people they serve and protect every day,” Shuster said. “This funding will allow them to buy all new fire resistant gear and provide the necessary equipment to keep their firefighters safe while keeping Washington County safe.”
The grant money will be put towards the purchase of turnout gear, which consists of fire resistant boots, helmets, Nomex hoods, pants, and coats. Carroll Township will also be able to buy all new self-breathing apparatus units for their active duty firefighters.
“We are very appreciative to Congressman Bill Shuster and his staff who made it possible for us to receive this grant. We also want to thank FEMA for allocating these much needed funds to get the equipment that we need,” said Carroll Township Fire Chief Rob Greenlee.
The primary goal of the AFG is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.