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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Announces $1.5 Million Grant to Baltimore County Fire Department

New Funding Will Support Hiring, Recruitment and Retention of Firefighters


Jul 31, 2017
Contact: Press Staffer
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the Baltimore County Fire Department will receive $1,519,368 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help hire, recruit and retain firefighters. As part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, this grant funding aims to improve firefighting capabilities and preparedness across the country.  

“This important grant funding will help make our community safer by ensuring that the Baltimore County Fire Department has the necessary resources to hire, train and retain certified first responders,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “It will also improve the county’s emergency response and preparedness.”

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