It’s totals more than $1.6-million.
Hagestown, Md (KM) $1, 675, 727.33 in federal funding is coming to ten Washington County fire and rescue companies and the County’s Division of Emergency Services. The County says the money will be used to purchase the self-contained breathing apparatus used by fire fighters to protect themselves while fighting fires.
The Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway applied for and received the funds for the ten fire and rescue companies and the Division of Emergency Services. The money will be distributed in this way:
Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway – 28 units
Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue – 13 units
First Hose Company of Boonsboro – 28 units
Community Volunteer Fire Company of Fairplay – 15 units
Washington County Department of Emergency Services – 18 units
Community Rescue Service – 19 units
Hancock Rescue Squad – 10 units
Hancock Fire Company – 19 units
Potomac Valley Fire Company – 14 units
Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company – 22 units
Williamsport Fire and EMS – 24 units
The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant program. The recipients must provide a ten-percent match.
“We are very excited to learn of today’s announcement of the successful award of $1 675, 272.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant (AFG) to the Volunteer Fire Company’s of Halfway. The grant application was a collaborative effort between the Division of Emergency Services, the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway, and 9 other fire and EMS departments within Washington County. The grant award brings about much needed financial assistance to 10 fire and EMS departments as well as Washington County Government,” said Washington County Division of Emergency Services Director R. David Hays, in a statement.
By Kevin McManus