Congressman Clyburn Announces Olanta Fire Department Grant

Sep 28, 2005

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today the Olanta Rural Fire Department will receive a $46,313 fire grant from the U.S. Fire Administration. These federal funds can be used to support training equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities. 

"These funds are being used for front-line public safety in Olanta and the surrounding areas," Congressman Clyburn said.  "I am pleased to see rural fire departments seeking federal assistance to insure that local residents receive the best protection possible if an unfortunate disaster occurs."

This award was made as part of round seven of the competitive Fiscal Year 2005 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.

Grants like these 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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