WASHINGTON – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) recognized the New Madison Community Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., which will receive $19,745 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to enhance their operations and enable them to obtain critical life-saving equipment.
“Our first responders and firefighters put their lives on the line every day,” Boehner said. “In New Madison, Ohio, their entire force is made of men and women who volunteer for the safety of their community. For our families and farmers in Darke County, it is critical that they have the resources they need.”
Rep. Boehner assisted the New Madison Community Volunteer Fire Company in securing competitive grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), so they are able to purchase new equipment, such as a new fire hose.
The AFG grant program is dedicated to meeting the emergency response needs of fire departments and other non-affiliated emergency medical services organizations. This is a competitive grant program and the awards are based on merit. The AFG grant has enabled fire departments to obtain the necessary equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect emergency responders and the public from fire and other related hazards. The full AFG awards list can be viewed here.
For more information about receiving help with federal grants, please visit Congressman John Boehner’s constituent services page on JohnBoehner.House.Gov.