Sen. Brown announces funding for local fire departments

WASHINGTON, DC (FOX19) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that $229,815 has been awarded to three southwest Ohio fire departments by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) program.

"Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio," said Brown. "These funds ensure that firefighters in southwest Ohio have the resources they need to perform their jobs safely."

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is an effort by the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the Nation's general level of preparedness and capacity to respond to fire and related dangers. AFG awards grants to departments and EMS organizations that are not directly affiliated with a hospital in an effort to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public.

The Ross Township Fire Department in Butler County received $106,400 in funding and Stonelick Fire and Rescue in Clermont County received $42,750. In addition, Silvercreek Township Fire/EMS in Green County received $80,665.

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