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Murray fire department receives nearly $263K grant

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

The Murray Fire Department will receive $262,858 grant award by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. 

That's according to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, KY-01, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

This award is made under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase new air packs and air tanks for the fire department's firefighters.

The FEMA Fire Grant Program has provided millions of federal dollars to First Congressional District fire departments since the legislation was passed by Congress over a decade ago and Congressman Whitfield was an original co-sponsor of this legislation. 

Prior to the passage of this legislation, fire departments had very limited funding options to replace aging vehicles and equipment, according to the release from Whitfield.

“I congratulate Murray Fire Department on receiving one of the largest operations and safety FEMA Grants the First District has ever received and am pleased to have supported their application through the process,” said Whitfield. “These grants have made it possible for rural communities to have the very best technology and equipment for fighting fires and better protecting the public.”

More information can be found on the web at: http://www.fema.gov/firegrants

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