Burr Announces Grants to Local North Carolina Fire Departments and Response Organizations

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today announced $1,167,968 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) has been awarded to fire departments across North Carolina on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These funds are designated to assist the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and emergency medical service organizations by funding vehicles and training they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently.

"These funds will help to protect North Carolina's firefighters and emergency responders and will enable them to maximize their ability to respond to emergencies and protect the citizens of our state," Burr said. "These grants will enable communities across North Carolina to afford critical training and life-saving equipment, and as a result will help protect the lives of the men and women who serve our communities on a daily basis."

Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Fiscal Year 2008 AFG awards will ultimately provide about $500 million to fire departments and emergency responders nationwide.

Below is a list of the North Carolina recipients of AFG awards:

Gaston Rescue in Gaston, NC
Maury Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Association, Inc. in Maury, NC
Trenton Volunteer Fire Department in Trenton, NC
Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department in Wise, NC
Halls Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton, NC
Summerville Fire and Rescue, Inc. in Lillington, NC
White Level Fire Department in Louisburg, NC
East Side Fire Department in Asheboro, NC
Snow Camp Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. in Snow Camp, NC
Grover Rural Volunteer Fire Department in Grover, NC
Number Seven Township Volunteer Fire Department in Lattimore, NC
Boger City Volunteer Fire Department in Lincolnton, NC
Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Hot Springs, NC
Rosman Fire Rescue, Inc. in Rosman, NC
Balsam-Willets-Ochre Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. in Sylva, NC
North Eastern Alamance Fire Department in Burlington, NC
Leaksville Fire Department in Eden, NC
Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department in Stoneville, NC
Wake-New Hope Fire Department, Inc. in Wendell, NC