August 05, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced today that the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department and Green Valley Fire Department will each receive funding to enhance fire prevention and safety operations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).

“Day after day the dedicated volunteers at our local fire departments help protect our local communities in West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “As a former volunteer for the Marion County Rescue Squad, I witnessed first-hand the incredibly honorable hard work and commitment first responders demonstrate every single day. With these grants, our fire departments will have access to state-of-the-art protection and rescue equipment, as well as the professional training needed to respond to all types of emergencies.”

“West Virginia's fire departments, including those that are run by volunteers, always answer the call to help others and need the best equipment and training to protect our families and communities," said Senator Capito.

A program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is to supply critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary to protect local communities.

Individual funding amounts are listed below:                                        

  • $785,715 – Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department
  • $285,715 – Hundred Volunteer Fire Department
  • $109,837 – Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department
  • $41,572 – Green Valley Fire Department