U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced Florida Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in Deming has been awarded a $266,330 grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Funding will help the fire department implement operation and safety programs, which can include training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities.
"Communities depend on their local fire departments in emergency situations. This funding will help ensure that the Florida Mountain Volunteer Fire Department is equipped and prepared to respond to all emergency situations," Bingaman said.