U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday, October 7, that West Virginia fire departments will be receiving $8,121,688 through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
“Our firefighters are on the front lines each and every day in West Virginia, and they courageously provide services that we rely on to keep our communities and residents safe. That’s why it is essential that we continue to make sure that these men and women have the resources they need to do their job effectively and safely,” Sen. Capito said. “As Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for FEMA, I have helped our fire departments utilize the AFG program to help better serve their communities, and I will continue to ensure our first responders have these necessary resources they need to safely serve West Virginians.”
“Our brave West Virginia firefighters risk their lives every day to protect our communities, and we must ensure they have the necessary equipment and resources to do their jobs safely and effectively,” Senator Manchin said. “I am pleased FEMA is investing more than $8.1 million to support fire departments, firefighters and additional first responders across the state, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of the funding.
In addition to the Winfield grant of $488,985, Assistance to Firefighters Grants were awarded to Sutton Volunteer Fire Department (Braxton County), Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company (Hardy County), Folsom Volunteer Fire Department (Wetzel County), South Fork Volunteer Fire Department (Pendleton County), Bedington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (Berkeley County), Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (Kanawha County), City of Wheeling (Ohio/Marshall County), Jackson’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department (Lewis County), West Side Volunteer Fire Department (Kanawha County), Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department (Jackson County), White Sulphur Springs Emergency Medical Services (Greenbrier County), East Fork Volunteer Fire Department (Mingo County), City of Saint Marys (Pleasants County), Wilderness Volunteer Fire Department (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes Volunteer Fire Department (Nicholas County), Short Gap Volunteer Fire Company (Mineral County), Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department (Wood County), Smithburg Volunteer Fire Department (Doddridge County), Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department (Mason County), Maysville Volunteer Fire Company (Grant County), Pipestem Volunteer Fire Department (Summers County), and Ohio River Road Volunteer Fire Department (Cabell County).