WASHINGTON - Senator Chuck Grassley said that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded competitive grants totaling $1,544,834 to Iowa Fire Departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants' Operations and Safety and Vehicle Acquisition Programs.
"Day in and day out, firefighters put their lives on the line for the good of the community," Grassley said. "It's important that firefighters have the necessary equipment and training to help keep the community safe."
FEMA will distribute the money as shown below ordered alphabetically by town.
Through the Operations and Safety Program:
· Ames Fire Department in Ames will receive $46,591.
· Anamosa Volunteer Fire Department in Anamosa will receive $28,975.
· Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department in Bellevue will receive $93,338.
· Chester Fire Department in Chester will receive $32,640.
· Coggon Fire Department in Coggon will receive $30,482.
· Coin Fire and Rescue in Coin will receive $79,800.
· Douds Community Fire Department in Douds will receive $17,775.
· Elliott Volunteer Fire Department in Elliott will receive $8,550.
· Farmersburg Volunteer Fire Company in Farmersburg will receive $15,675.
· Frederika Volunteer Fire Department in Frederika will receive $45,033.
· Garrison Fire Department in Garrison will receive $5,320.
· Geneva Fire Department in Geneva will receive $23,361.
· Grand Mound Volunteer Fire Company in Grand Mound will receive $36,262.
· Marcus Fire Department in Marcus will receive $32,437.
· Meriden Volunteer Fire Department in Meriden will receive $6,012.
· Amana Benefited Fire District in Middle Amana will receive $127,103.
· Morning Sun Fire Department in Morning Sun will receive $75,150.
· Newton Fire Department in Newton will receive $54,390.
· Panama/Washington Township will receive $33,250.
· Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department in Pulaski will receive $38,885.
· Victor Fire Department in Victor will receive $47,358.
· Washta Fire Service in Washta will receive $33,155.
· Welton Volunteer Fire Company in Welton will receive $40,480.
Through the Vehicle Acquisition Program:
· Batavia Volunteer Fire Department in Batavia will receive $154,850.
· Douds Community Fire Department in Douds will receive $58,095.
· Indiana Township Fire Department in Knoxville will receive $142,500.
· McCallsburg-Warren Township Fire/EMS Agency in McCallsburg will receive $123,367.
· Winfield Benefited Fire District in Winfield will receive $114,000.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants Operations and Safety Program supplements training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants Vehicle Acquisition Program helps purchase vehicles including, but not limited to, pumpers, aerials, quints, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances, foam units and fireboats.