PICKERING: $151K FOR LAUDERDALE, LAWRENCE, NEWTON, MADISON FIRST RESPONDERS
Congressman Chip Pickering announces Homeland Security Operations and Firefighter Safety grants totaling $151,539 to five fire departments in the Third Congressional District. The grants are part of round one of the competitive FY 2007 Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters program. Over the past four years, Congressman Pickering has announced more than 160 grants to Mississippi fire departments for nearly $12 million from this program.
Pickering said, "These grants will provide training and operations resources to community first responders to effectively protect our citizens. They put their health and lives on the line and deserve the support necessary to do their jobs in the safest possible way."