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Grant supports village fire department

By APRIL HELMS Reporter Published: June 14, 2017 12:00 AM

REMINDERVILLE -- The Reminderville Fire Department will receive $13,496 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency for supplemental training, equipment and facility upgrades.

"We are excited about it," said Mayor Sam Alonso. "We are fortunate to get some sort of grant every year."

The grants are awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, according to information provided by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

"Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families," Brown said June 6. "We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities like Stark and Summit counties have the resources to shield families and homes from fire hazards."

The AFG program supports fire departments across the country to ensure the safety of first-responders and the public. The program provides funds for supplemental training, upgrades to protective equipment, facility modifications and other supplies that protect firefighters and first-responders in moments of crisis.

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Grants are awarded to fire department-based and non-affiliated EMS organizations that address the priorities of the AFG Program.

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