Funds Provided for Operation and Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) announced today that Cut-N-Shoot Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $38,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
“I’m honored to congratulate the Cut-N-Shoot Volunteer Fire Department on receiving this grant,” Brady said. “The grant provides resources the fire department needs to ensure their ability to continue to protect the health and safety of the local community.”
The purpose of the FY 2009 AFG is to award grants directly to fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. The funds can be used for training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities.
In Fiscal Year 2009, the AFG program will award approximately $565 million directly to fire departments and EMS organizations to enhance their response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards. Using a competitive process overseen by fire service subject matter experts, AFG grants are awarded to applicants whose requests best address the priorities of the AFG program.