Sentinel-Echo.com

Local News

April 30, 2013

Lily Fire Department receives $72,105 grant to purchase new equipment

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award the Lily Volunteer Fire Department $72,105 to purchase new safety gear.

“Whether it’s responding to a traffic accident, a medical emergency, or a burning building, modern equipment is essential for our first responders to do their jobs effectively,” Rogers said. “This federal investment will go a long way towards increasing the safety of our brave fire fighters in the Lily community and in Laurel County.”

The Lily Volunteer Fire Department plans to purchase eight new self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A) units with spare cylinders and masks. The department will also replace some buffer gear that was destroyed in a recent house fire.

The primary goal of FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, these grants have helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire-related hazards. This award is at the sole discretion of FEMA.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Facebook
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

How do you celebrate Easter?

A. Celebrate with the fellowship at church.
B. Have a meal with friends and family.
C. Egg hunts with the kids.
D. All of the above.
     View Results