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Rep. Kind: Announces nearly $79,000 grant to Stevens Point Fire Department
Department of Homeland Security Grant will go to new life-saving extrication equipment
Stevens Point – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced a $78,790 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for the Stevens Point Fire Department. The grant funds will be used to purchase extrication equipment, which can be used in vehicular accidents.
“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect Wisconsinites. I am proud to announce that the Stevens Point Fire Department received this important grant before winter weather makes our roads more dangerous,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “This funding will help ensure Stevens Point and nearby communities have the tools and resources they need in emergency situations, and save lives of accident victims and firefighters alike.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) are administered through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The grants enhance the safety of Wisconsin communities by providing financial assistance to eligible fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations.