05.24.06

Burr Announces Fire Grant for Cumberland County

Federal funds to help firefighter recruitment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced a $61,447 United States Department of Homeland Security grant for Anderson Creek Emergency Services, Inc. The grant, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help the department recruit and retain volunteer firefighters.

"Firefighters give so much of themselves each day to help others in our communities," said Senator Burr. "This grant will help Anderson Creek hire and retain qualified emergency response personnel."

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 between twenty and seventy percent of costs over the grant's five year payout.

For more information go to https://www.burr.senate.gov

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