4 First Responder Grants Clients Win $412,971 in Round 5 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

Fire service organizations in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Ohio became the latest First Responder Grants clients to win fire grants from from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Four departments won a total of $412,971 in AFG grants during Round 5 awards, announced Aug. 8, 2018.

All four departments have worked with First Responder Grants to develop applications that put them in the winner’s circle.

New Hampshire’s Gilmanton Fire Department and Ohio’s Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Department will use their respective $50,000 and $25,772 AFG Operations and Safety fire grants toward purchasing equipment. Connecticut’s Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company and Ohio’s Ross Township Fire Department will use their respective $160,250 and $176,949 Operations and Safety AFG fire grants to purchase and replace Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

AFG fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Even in the same state, multiple departments can face varying levels of need,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “These funds to procure equipment and PPE demonstrate the commitment of America’s firefighters to do their best to protect life, property, community, and personnel.”

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