The BlufftonÂ Fire Department has been awarded $21,917 for operations and safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Â Assistance to Firefighters GrantsÂ program.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the grant today.
â€śFirefighters put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe,â€ť Brown said. â€śThese new federal resources will help ensure that Blufftonâ€™s skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs.â€ť
Bluffton Fire Department was awarded this funding as part of the round 14 competitive Fiscal Year 2013Â program announcements.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program helps firefighters and other first responders improve their ability to protect the public and themselves.