HomeLocalCong. Mike Rogers announces $11,714 Grant to Lay Lake Volunteer Fire DepartmentCong. Mike Rogers announces $11,714 Grant to Lay Lake Volunteer Fire DepartmentWed, August 18, 2021 by Lee PerrymanSHARE NOW U.S. Rep. Mike RogersWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security has awarded an $11,714.29 grant to the Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department to help purchase new operations and safety equipment. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL-03) said the grant is being funded under the 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program which supports first responders nationwide.“Talladega County’s first responders are our first line of defense,” said Rogers. “I congratulate the men and women of the Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department for receiving this grant and hope it will ultimately help increase the safety for all local citizens. I am pleased to see the federal government is continuing to make these types of investments in the Third District.”the program, administered by the Homeland Security Department, directly funds fire departments, non-affiliated EMS organizations, and state fire training academies, with the goal of enhancing the ability of first responders to protect public health and safety as well as that of first responder personnel.Rogers is Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee.