October 08, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $2.7 Million To Support West Virginia Firefighters

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced several grants to support multiple fire departments across the state. Funding is provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“Our firefighters protect and serve our communities every day. This funding will help multiple fire departments across the state receive the resources needed to do their jobs and take care of their fellow West Virginians. I am glad to see this funding support our fire departments and thank our first responders for their hard, selfless work,” Senator Manchin said.

“These funds will equip the state’s firefighters with the resources they need as emergency first responders,” Senator Capito said. “Our firefighters put themselves in harm’s way to protect West Virginians, and it’s imperative that we provide them the tools to do that safely and efficiently. I have great respect for the crucial work these men and women do in our communities, and I’m pleased that we’ve secured this funding to keep them properly equipped and, most importantly, safe.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • Citizens Fire Company Inc., Charles Town - $182,832.38
  • Frametown Volunteer Fire Department - $51,809.52
  • Fountain Volunteer Fire Department, Keyser - $751,363.63
  • Mason Volunteer Fire Department - $38,000
  • City of Bluefield - $155,449.52
  • City of Williamson - $154,650.47
  • New Martinsville Fire Department - $38,552.38
  • Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company - $6,895.23
  • Route 34 Volunteer Fire Department - $49,550.47
  • Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department - $107,809.52
  • West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department - $94,660
  • Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department - $501,275
  • City of Wheeling - $723,797.70
  • Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association - $514,657.14