August 10, 2023

Manchin Announces $3.8 Million for Twelve West Virginia Fire Departments

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $3,808,183 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for twelve West Virginia fire departments. The funding is made possible through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will provide critical resources to the fire departments to equip and train emergency personnel, improve efficiency and promote public safety.

“Our brave West Virginia firefighters risk their lives every day to protect our communities, and we must ensure they have the necessary equipment and resources to do their jobs safely and effectively. I’m pleased FEMA is investing more than $3.8 million to strengthen fire safety through these twelve departments,” said Senator Manchin. “These awards will bolster emergency preparedness across our great state and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of the funding. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support our firefighters as they work tirelessly to protect West Virginians.”

The AFG Program is one of three grant programs under DHS and FEMA that focuses on enhancing firefighter safety and public safety as they relate to fire hazards. Since FY 2001, the AFG Program has awarded approximately $8.1 billion in grants to provide critically-needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability and support community resilience.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $999,800 – Hanover Volunteer Fire Department, Hanover
  • $856,127 – Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Scott Depot
  • $289,523 – Kingwood Fire Department, Kingwood
  • $287,619 – Scotts Run Volunteer Fire Department, Morgantown
  • $264,438 – Shepherdstown Fire Department, Shepherdstown
  • $262,323 – Frankford Volunteer Fire Department, Frankford
  • $222,868 – Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department, Delbarton
  • $174,126 – Union Community Volunteer Fire Department, Union
  • $171,523 – Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department, Davisville
  • $123,933 – Traphill Volunteer Fire Rescue, Glen Daniel
  • $98,761 – Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Alum Creek
  • $57,142 – Bruceton-Brandonville Volunteer Fire Department, Bruceton Mills