Clermont fire department awarded federal grants | News
BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Stonelick Township Fire and Rescue in Clermont County has been awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in federal grants to hire firefighters.
Senator Sherrod Brown made the announcement on Thursday that federal resources totaling $292,935 dollars would be given by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) SAFER grant program.
“Firefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe. These new federal resources will help ensure that Batavia has the skilled responders needed,” Brown said. “With so many communities already facing budget shortfalls, critical federal efforts like SAFER are pivotal in keeping our Ohio cities, towns, and villages safe.”
The SAFER grant program supports the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. SAFER grants are awarded directly to volunteer, combination, and career fire departments to help the departments increase the number of frontline firefighters.
Interested fire departments can contact Brown’s Grant Coordinator to receive information about federal grant opportunities by clicking here.
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