W.Va volunteer fire department receives $41K in funding

Four fire departments in West Virginia will receive funding as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant


By Greg Jordan
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GREEN VALLEY, W.Va.— U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced Friday that the Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Mercer County was among four volunteer fire departments in West Virginia that will receive funding to enhance fire prevention and safety operations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).

“Day after day the dedicated volunteers at our local fire departments help protect our local communities in West Virginia,” Manchin said. “As a former volunteer for the Marion County Rescue Squad, I witnessed first-hand the incredibly honorable hard work and commitment first responders demonstrate every single day. With these grants, our fire departments will have access to state-of-the-art protection and rescue equipment, as well as the professional training needed to respond to all types of emergencies.”

“West Virginia’s fire departments, including those that are run by volunteers, always answer the call to help others and need the best equipment and training to protect our families and communities,” said Capito said.

The Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department received $41,572.

A program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is to supply critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary to protect local communities.

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