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New Firefighters grants awarded

Posted on 12/5/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Cecily Fong
December 5, 2008701-328-8100


BISMARCK, N.D. - Governor Hoeven today announced that Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grants have been awarded to two fire departments in Stutsman County.

The Jamestown Fire Department was awarded $91,984. "We plan to purchase several new self-contained breathing apparatuses that will help keep our firefighters safe," said Jim Reuther, Fire Chief. "In addition, we will be able to provide training so that we are able to maintain and repair the new equipment on our own which will save on costs."

The Jamestown Rural Fire Department received $126,189 for operations and safety.

These grants bring the total awarded to local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations in North Dakota to over $22 million since 2001. In fiscal year 2008, North Dakota has so far received over 1.7 million dollars. Nationally the AFG program will ultimately award around $500 million in FY 2008.

AFG awards aim to enhance response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public with respect to fire and other hazards. The grants enable local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations to purchase or receive training, conduct first responder health and safety programs, and buy equipment and response vehicles. AFG also supports regional projects in which multiple organizations serving more than one local jurisdiction benefit directly from activities implemented with grant funds.

The full list of FY 2008 AFG recipients and other information is posted on the AFG website (www.firegrantsupport.com).

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