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Whitfield: Zion Volunteer Fire Department Awarded Grant for Over $89,000

Whitfield: Zion Volunteer Fire Department Awarded Grant for Over $89,000

Bill Stephens

June 21st, 2016

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A volunteer fire department in Henderson County has been awarded a grant for over 89-thousand dollars.

1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield has announced the Zion Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a Operations and Safety Grant of $89,124 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will provide critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

U.S. Representative Whitfield says in a release he’s pleased to see the Zion Volunteer Fire Department receive this important grant that will enhance service during emergency conditions within Henderson County and assist the neighboring region as well.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency administers this program in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

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