Congressman Clyburn Announces District Fire Department Grant

Mar 8, 2007

(Washington, D.C.) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today that the U.S. Fire Administration has approved a $37,354 grant for the Denmark Volunteer Fire department to assist with operations and safety development. This grant allows for the continued development of advanced techniques that will more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency personnel during fire-related incidents.

"The Denmark Volunteer Fire Department is to be commended on their service to the community,” Congressman Clyburn said. “This well-deserved grant will help to improve the level of preparedness of this fire department to insure that Denmark residents will receive the best possible protection.”

This award was made as part of round 20 of the competitive Fiscal Year 2006 Fire Grants, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.  

In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security awarded approximately $485 million to fire departments and EMS organizations around 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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