INHOFE ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTER GRANTS FOR OKLAHOMA

Grants enhance response to fire and fire-related hazards in local communities

WASHINGTON--U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that three fire departments in Oklahoma will receive firefighter grant awards, including the Morris Volunteer Fire Department (Morris), Gideon Volunteer Fire Department (Tahlequah), and Newcastle Fire Department (Newcastle).

“These grants help provide the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of Oklahoma firefighters and the Oklahomans they serve and protect,” Inhofe said. “These awards will be used to increase the firefighting operations, fund fire fighter health and safety programs, acquire new fire apparatus, enhance EMS programs, and conduct fire prevention and safety programs.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their abilities to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in their communities. The program is administered by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is under the jurisdiction of Chairman Inhofe’s Committee on Environment and Public Works.

The grant amounts breakdown as follows:

Department                                                                  Grant
Morris Volunteer Fire Department (Morris)            $57,510
Gideon Volunteer Fire Department (Tahlequah)  $45,360
Newcastle Fire Department (Newcastle)               $33,408