Marysville Fire District receives Assistance to Firefighter Grant
January 27, 2012 · 7:49 PM
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Fire District has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for operational equipment as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant.
The AFG program awards grants to firefighters, emergency response personnel and first responders throughout the nation to enhance response capabilities and to protect the health and safety of first responders and the citizens in their communities more effectively. AFG provides resources for training, first responder health and safety programs, and response equipment and vehicles.
The grant money will be used to purchase testing equipment for maintaining self-contained breathing apparatus, to ensure that the fire district's SCBA is working properly.
Eighty percent of the money, or $12,000, will come from FEMA, while the remaining 20 percent, or $3,000, will be the responsibility of the fire district.
The purchase of this new equipment is intended to allow the Marysville Fire District to help keep its firefighters safer through improved technology and increased safety standards.