Local Fire Departments Getting Lots Of Federal Money

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WASHINGTON, DC (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced some help last week for Mississippi firefighters – to the tune of more than $3.1 million dollars. The Leflore County Fire Department in Greenwood will be getting $382,546 to purchase 60 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses and 32 additional face masks. $264,762 was awarded to the Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department toward purchasing a new tanker truck. Yazoo City is receiving $152,774 to upgrade pumper and tanker equipment and to develop a tanker strike force for events requiring a continuous water supply. And in Arcola, their $92,286 will pay for eight SCBAs, six face masks, and 14 complete sets of Personal Protective Equipment. The Federal Emergency Management Agency grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The grants were awarded following a competitive process and include support for the following projects:
Byram Fire Department, Byram – $ 1,575,369 to hire at least six firefighters
Leflore County Fire Department, Greenwood – $382,546 to purchase 60 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) and 32 additional face masks
Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department, Metcalfe – $264,762 to assist with the purchase of a new tanker truck
Grenada Fire Department, Grenada – $258,004 to hire additional firefighters
Mississippi Department of Insurance and State Fire Marshal’s Office, Jackson – $243,150 to support fire prevention activities
Yazoo County Fire Association, Yazoo City – $152,774 to upgrade pumper and tanker equipment and to develop a tanker strike force for events requiring a continuous water supply
Arcola Fire Department, Arcola – $92,286 to purchase eight SCBAs, six face masks, and 14 complete sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Walters Volunteer Fire Department, Pelahatchie – $61,810 to purchase 22 complete sets of PPEs
Threeforks Volunteer Fire Department, Walnut – $48,286 to purchase eight SCBAs and two face masks
Wheeler-Frankstown Volunteer Fire Department, Booneville – $45,715 to support operations and safety upgrades
Pope Volunteer Fire Department, Pope – $33,334 to support operations and safety upgrades
Morton Volunteer Fire Department, Morton – $11,429 to purchase operations and safety equipment
Adams County Board of Supervisors, Natchez – $6,163 to support operations and safety upgrades

 


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