St. Clair Twp. Fire Department to receive $31K in federal funds

St. Clair Twp. Fire Department to receive $31K in federal funds

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The St. Clair Twp. Fire Department has received a $31,429 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for operations and safety. STAFF FILE PHOTO

The St. Clair Twp. Fire Department has received a $31,429 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for operations and safety.

The grant is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families,” said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. “We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities in Butler County have the resources to shield families and homes from fire hazards.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants program supports fire departments across the country to ensure the safety of both first-responders and the public. The program provides funds for supplemental training, upgrades to protective equipment, facility modifications, and other supplies that protect firefighters and first-responders.

Last week the city of Fairfield received an $810,000 federal staffing grant, known as the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, or SAFER.

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