The Office of Congressman Gary Palmer congratulates the Graysville Fire and Rescue Service on being awarded a $23,334 grant by the Department of Homeland Security through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The department's application competed against thousands through a peer review process for a portion of federal funding.
Graysville Fire Chief Kenny Booth said the funds will be used to replace multiple supply hoses. Many of the current hoses are older and susceptible to leaking.
"I know this AFG grant will strengthen the overall level of preparedness of the men and women of the Graysville Fire and Rescue Service and their ability to respond to fire and related hazards," said Palmer.
Funds awarded under the Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG) program are used to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Only the applications most closely conforming to program priorities are considered and scored by peer review panels.
The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.