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Local Fire Departments Receive Grant Money

WASHINGTON , DC– U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today announced over $1.24 million in twenty-one grants were awarded to Kansas firefighters to improve homeland security.

Senator Roberts said, “I am pleased to announce these funds, which are vital to improve firefighting efforts and first responder needs in rural Kansas . It’s imperative to support our local fire departments.”

St. Mary’s Fire Department: $30,101 for Fire Operations and Safety

Ottawa County Fire District #2 in Minneapolis : $51,490 for Fire Operations and Safety

Parsons Fire Department: $43,368 for Fire Operations and Safety

Garland Rural Fire Department District #2: $219,450 for Vehicle Acquisition

Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department: $49,993 for Fire Operations and Safety

Grandview Plaza Volunteer Fire Department: $4,963 for Fire Operations and Safety

Saline County Fire District #5 in New Cambria : $17,100 for Fire Operations and Safety

Towanda Fire Department: $180,500 for Vehicle Acquisition

Jefferson Fire District #10 in Winchester : $213,750 for Vehicle Acquisition

Cowley County Fire District #2 in Atlanta : $39,735 for Fire Operations and Safety

Valley Center Fire Department: $12,343 for Fire Operations and Safety

Halstead Fire/EMS: $41,325 for Fire Operations and Safety

Oketo/Balderson Rural Fire District #5: $10,612 for Fire Operations and Safety

Ottawa Fire Department: $14,075 for Fire Operations and Safety

Concordia Fire Department: $74,822 for Fire Operations and Safety

Towanda Fire Department $8,550 for Fire Operations and Safety

Beloit Fire Department: $57,713 for Fire Operations and Safety

Soldier Township Fire Department in Topeka : $25,650 for Fire Operations and Safety

Sheridan County Fire District #1 in Hoxie: $18,050 for Fire Operations and Safety

Great Bend Fire/EMS: $86,544 for Fire Operations and Safety

Riley Fire Department: $40,670 for Fire Operations and Safety

The funds were awarded by the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the United States Department of Homeland Security. The program assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments throughout the United States .

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