Congressman Clyburn Announces Bamberg Fire Department to Receive FEMA Grant

Nov 12, 2004

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today the Bamberg Fire Department will receive a $31,041 operations and firefighter safety grant from the U.S. Fire Administration, a division of the Fire Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These federal funds can be used to support training equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

"I'm extremely pleased that the Bamberg Fire Department has sought federal funds as a means of continuing its excellence in public safety and protection," Congressman Clyburn said. "This department has led by example in showing that rural areas can be successful in improving their safety procedures."

Over the past few months, Congressman Clyburn has announced similar federal grants for local departments in cities and towns like Fort Motte, Britton's Neck, Kingstree, Orangeburg, and Summerton. Congressman Clyburn has supported the FEMA fire assistance grant program since its inception in 2001. In all, more than $1 million in federal support has been directed to the Sixth Congressional District.

Grants like this one are given to urban, suburban and rural departments across the country. Departments must demonstrate a need for the use of the training or equipment and a financial incapacity to acquire it on its own.

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