Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.6 Million for West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services
FEMA Grants Awarded in Greenbrier, Wood and Putnam Counties
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced more than $1.6 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for volunteer fire departments and an emergency medical service organization in three West Virginia counties. The Assistance to Firefighters grants and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant will assist with training, operations and emergency vehicle acquisition in Greenbrier, Wood and Putnam Counties.
“Day in and day out, our courageous fire fighters and first responders willingly put their lives on the line to help protect the people of West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “They make sure that our communities are safe, and my experience working with the volunteer rescue squad in Marion County has allowed me to appreciate firsthand their hard work and commitment. These grants will provide the Lubeck, Frankford, and Rainelle Volunteer Fire Departments and White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Services with the necessary resources to respond to all emergencies and to keep our communities safe.”
“West Virginia’s volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services play an important role in keeping our communities safe. These FEMA grants will help provide our firefighters and emergency responders with the training and resources needed to respond quickly and efficiently in an emergency situation,” said Senator Capito.
Individual awards are listed below:
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awards
• $409,524 – Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Wood County
• $50,429 – Frankford Volunteer Fire Department, Greenbrier County
• $53,467 – White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Services, Inc., Greenbrier County
• $628,572 – Rainelle Volunteer Fire Department, Greenbrier County
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Award
• $508,668 – Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Putnam County
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