WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $49,523 grant to the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department to help fund the purchase of new operations and safety equipment, according to Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL-03), who 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 Sycamore 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.”
Rogers also announced a $322,857 grant for the City of Dadeville, a $154,857 grant for the City of Jacksonville, a $231,428 Grant for the Town of Odenville, and a $326,190 grant for County Line (Randolph Co.) Volunteer Fire Department.
Administered by Homeland Security, the program 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, with respect to fire-related hazards.
Rogers serves as Lead Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.