The New Albany Fire Department was recently awarded nearly $70,000 in a FEMA grant that will go towards equipment upgrades.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding will support safety upgrades at the fire department, according to a release from Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith.
“Each year, FEMA’s assistance to firefighters helps Mississippi communities make investments in the health, safety, and training of their emergency personnel,” Wicker said. “This first round of grants will ensure more firefighters across our state have access to the safety equipment they need to save lives.”
“Firefighters, as first responders, require proper equipment to do their jobs well. These Assistance to Firefighters Grants will help these departments acquire upgrades that they might have had to do without otherwise,” said Hyde-Smith. “I look forward to additional grants being awarded to municipal and volunteer departments throughout the state.”
The grant was as follows:
New Albany Fire Department, New Albany – $69,910.48 for two exhaust capture systems, a washer/extractor, and drying cabinet.