Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $24,750 grant for the Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Service which will help increase the Fire Rescue Service's ability to protect the health and safety of the residents of Pahrump. The grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).
"I am pleased that Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Service will have new resources to protect Nye County," said Senator Reid. "Wildfires continue to be a threat to Nevada, and it is important to reassure visitors and Nevadans that they will be safe in the Silver State. I remain committed to providing our first responders with the tools they need to ensure their own safety as well as the citizens they protect."
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program supports fire departments and first responders that are not affiliated with a hospital to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public. This funding will provide Pahrump's nearly 40,000 permanent and 5,000 seasonal residents with the security they deserve.