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Harrison Township VFD gets $237,000 grant

The Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Dept. has received a grant of $237,000 from the 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
With Fiscal Year 2004 funds, $745 million will be awarded to several thousand fire departments. Harrison Township VFD will use funds to purchase a 3,000-gallon tanker truck. As well as increasing initial water supply on structural fires in Harrison Township, the new truck will also serve as mutual aid for neighboring departments in Harrison County.
‘We recognize the importance of the Fire Act Grants to our nation’s fire departments, and we will continue to work closely with the fire service community to meet their needs,’ said C. Suzanne Mencer, director of Dept. of Homeland Security Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP).
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments throughout the United States. The funds increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, new fire apparatus, emergency medical service programs, and fire prevention and safety programs in local departments.
‘In this nation, far too many individuals lose their lives or are injured by fire. Among these victims are firefighters, who provide emergency response services to their fellow residents,’ said U.S. Fire Administrator R. David Paulison. ‘The nation’s firefighters and American homes are safer today through this important grant program.’
For more information on the grant program or the USFA, contact the Grants Program Office at 1-866-274-0942 or e-mail [email protected]