Sarbanes Announces $530,000 Grant to Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.