WASHINGTON DC (September 10, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack announced today that the Wapello Volunteer Fire Department received a $142,967.61 grant from the US Department of Homeland Security as part of their Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Wapello Volunteer Fire Department will use these funds to purchase air packs.

“Our firefighters and first responders stand ready to serve us the moment disaster strikes,” said Rep Loebsack. “This funding will ensure the Wapello Volunteer Fire Department has the equipment necessary to keep our firefighters safe while responding quickly to emergencies and keeping our families safe.”

The AFG program allows our first responders to purchase firefighting equipment, implement wellness programs that focus on health, and improve facilities. Funds can be used for a myriad of needs, including new protective equipment, health and safety modifications to stations, and training for emergency personnel.

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