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Whitfield Announces Federal Grant to Graves County Fire Department

Whitfield Announces Federal Grant to Graves County Fire Department

Bill Stephens

August 8th, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) is pleased to announce a $63,905 Operations and Safety grant for the Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Graves County.  The award, from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will provide funds that can be used for professional training, wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety.

“I am pleased to see the Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department receive this important federal grant,” Whitfield said.  “These resources will enhance service during emergency conditions within Graves 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.  More information can be found on the web at: http://www.fema.gov/firegrants.

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