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FEMA awards fifty grants to fire departments from the AFG Program

This week, recipients of Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) awards include local fire departments and organizations in Texas and Arkansas
Recipients of AFG awards this week include Texas, Arkansas fire depts
Grants this week made available in Texas and Arkansas

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $580,595 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program to local fire departments and organizations in the state of Texas; and $69,853 to local fire departments and organizations in the state of Arkansas.

Nationally, the fiscal year 2008 AFG awards will provide approximately $500 million to fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations throughout the country.

"This direct funding is essential to train and equip our first responders who protect lives and property against all hazards in our communities each day," said U.S. Fire Administration's Deputy Administrator Glenn A. Gaines. "The USFA and FEMA will continue to remain steadfast in our commitment to support America's firefighters through these critical grant funds."

This week's round of the national Assistance to Firefighters Grants amount to $13,074,036 and includes grants provided to the following fire departments and organizations in Texas from the:

FY 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program

Frisco Fire Department
Frisco
Operations and Safety - $183,960

Pottsboro Volunteer Fire Dept.
Pottsboro
Operations and Safety - $396,635

FY 2008 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program

Texas Dept of Insurance
Texas State Fire Marshal's Office
Fire Prevention - $566,500

FY 2008 SAFER Grants Program

City of San Juan Fire Department
San Juan
Hiring - $525,319

And in Arkansas from the:

FY 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program

Pineville VFD
Pineville
Operations and Safety - $69,853

FY 2008 SAFER Grants Program

Wilton VFD
Wilton
Recruitment - $35,332

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