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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Announces $1.4 Million Grant to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

New Funding Will Help Hire, Recruit and Retain County Firefighters


Aug 2, 2017
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will receive $1,452,842 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help hire, recruit and retain firefighters. Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which supports local fire and emergency response services as they improve firefighting preparedness and capabilities.

“This new federal funding is a boon to Montgomery County,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “By providing our first responders and emergency crews with the resources they need, we can build resiliency, heighten preparedness and ensure that our communities remain safe.”

For more information about FEMA’s SAFER grants, see here.