10.05.05

Burr Announces $918,137 in Fire Grants for North Carolina

Funds will improve firefighter safety and efficiency

Senator Richard Burr today announced $918,137 in United States Department of Homeland Security grants for North Carolina firefighters. The grants, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will cover the costs of training, protective equipment and improvements to fire stations.

"It is critical that our firefighters have the best training and equipment available," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make communities throughout North Carolina safer by ensuring that firefighters are better equipped to respond to emergencies."

Eight North Carolina fire departments will receive federal grants. They are as follows:

• Winterville Fire Department will receive $223,875.
• Godwin-Falcon Fire Department in Falcon will receive $171,950.
• Lumberton Fire Department will receive $140,670.
• Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department will receive $130,515.
• Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department in Durham will receive $97,641.
• East Side Fire Department in Asheboro will receive $86,211.
• Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department in Lucama will receive $42,750.
• Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District in Greensboro will receive $24,525.

The United States Department of Homeland Security's Office of Domestic Preparedness oversees the United States Fire Administration. Firefighter assistance programs provide federal funding directly to local firefighters to ensure they are well-equipped to protect their communities. Local fire departments share up to 20 percent of project costs.