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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Announces $530,000 Grant to Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association

Federal Funding Will Help Recruit New Volunteer Firefighters


Aug 10, 2017
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association will receive a $530,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help recruit new volunteer firefighters. Funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which helps local fire and emergency response services improve firefighting capabilities and overall preparedness.

“This new federal funding will help support the Association as it works to recruit well-trained and highly qualified firefighters for volunteer fire departments across Montgomery County,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “These kinds of federal investments will go a long way toward improving the safety and well-being of our communities.”

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