WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two East Texas fire departments were part of twelve Texas fire departments to recieve grants from the Assistance to Fire Firefighters Grants program.
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Texas' senior Senator, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $2,533,437 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program to 12 local fire departments and organizations in Texas.
"These grants will provide our firefighters and first responders with the resources they need to save lives," said Sen. Hutchison. "The funding will help these brave men and women better prepare for and respond to emergency situations in our communities."