January 14, 2011

Manchin, Rockefeller Announce $42,103 in Funding For Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department

Washington, D.C. —  United States Senators Joe Manchin III and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W. Va.) announced today that the Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department will receive a total of $42,103 under the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
This funding may be used to purchase updated response equipment, new personal protective equipment and vehicles.  The grant may also go toward modernizing the station and its facilities.
“The hardworking volunteers at our local fire departments help protect the health and safety of the people of West Virginia, and these grants provide them with essential resources to continue keeping all of us safe,” Senator Manchin said.
“In West Virginia, we count on our first responders to keep us safe and secure,” said Rockefeller. “This federal investment will increase the resources our brave firefighters need to do their jobs, making them better equipped to protect the people of Moundsville.  We thank them for their important service.”
To date, West Virginia’s first Congressional district has received a total of $1,808,101 through the AFG program in Fiscal Year 2010.  Four out of the nine total AFG awards given to West Virginia were granted to the first Congressional district.  AFG awards were also granted to Benwood Volunteer Fire Department ($570,000), Folsom Volunteer Fire Department ($7,922P) and Sherrard Volunteer Fire Department ($61,433).
AFG grants are funded through the annual Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.
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