Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Camanche Fire and Police station where he helped unveil a new emergency generator that will allow Camanche's first responders to continue operating during natural disasters and power outages.
"Preparing for floods and disasters now will save lives and save money in the future," Braley said. "Camanche officials have worked diligently to upgrade their systems to prepare for the unknown and I'm happy to have worked with them to get this generator installed."
In 2009, Braley secured $187,500 in federal funds to design and install the emergency generators in Camanche. The funding was included in the FY 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Act.