Corinth (AL) VFD Gets Grant for Fire Equipment

Congressman Mike Rogers congratulated the men and women of the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department for receiving a $110,580 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Fire department member Donnie Knight said the funds would be spent on turnout gear and SCBA’s (self-contained breathing apparatus).

“Randolph County’s first responders are our first line of defense,” Rogers said. “I congratulate the men and women of the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department for receiving this grant, and hope it will ultimately help increase the safety for all local citizens.”

Rogers said the grant should be awarded under the 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, a federal program that supports first responders across Alabama and the nation.

According to the Homeland Security Department, which administers the grant, the purpose of the program is to award funding directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations. These awards aim to enhance first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel, with respect to fire-related hazards.

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