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Ala. fire dept. receives $81,000 grant

The FEMA-issued grant will be used for firefighter education and training

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding a grant in the amount of $81,000 to the Bessemer Fire Department through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The grant will be used for fire fighter education and training.

“I am pleased that the Bessemer Fire Department will receive this grant,” said Rep. Sewell. “Fire fighters play a critical role in keeping our communities safe, and this grant program will give the Bessemer Fire Department the resources they desperately need to ensure that our communities are safe and secure.”

“We are overjoyed to be receiving this grant that will greatly benefit our fire department,” said Paul Syx, Fire Chief of Bessemer Fire Department. “This funding will go a long way in help improve the health and safety of our firefighters.”

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