U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, Republican from Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, Thursday announced that the Taylorville Fire Department has been awarded a regional request grant from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
The grant, from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, is in the amount of $3,500 and will be used to pay instructor fees for the training of firefighters in other regional fire departments.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important component of the larger, coordinated effort to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards.
Since 2001, the AFG has provided approximately $5.6 billion in grants to first-responder organizations to obtain much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.