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KY fire department receives more than $20,000 in federal grants

MAYFIELD, KY (KFVS) -

A local fire department has received more than $20,000 in federal grants.

U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield announced Thursday that the Mayfield Fire Department in Mayfield, Ky. will receive $21,898 from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

The grants will provide federal funding for much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training under the operations and safety program.

Two other local fire departments received federal funding, as well.

The Anton Volunteer Fire Department in Hopkins County will receive $56,705, and the Northwest Volunteer Fire Department in Crofton will receive $17,015.  

“I am pleased to see the fire departments in Hopkins County, Mayfield, and Crofton receive these vital federal resources,” said Rep. Whitfield. 

“These fire prevention and safety projects will provide more security and service during emergency conditions within these communities and assist the neighboring regions as well.”

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