Waxahachie fire department awarded $46,840 grant
By 04/12/2007 00:00:00
WAXAHACHIE - U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, recently announced the Waxahachie Fire Department had been awar-ded a $46,840 grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
'When we think about firefighters, usually the first thing that comes to mind is how selflessly they put their lives on the line to provide for our safety, but it's also important to consider things that can be done to assist them in their daily operations,' Barton said.
'Through this grant, the Waxahachie Fire Department will be able to obtain the tools and training that will help further protect both the firefighters individually and the community as a whole.
'I'm pleased to announce that this is the second Operations and Fire-fighter Safety grant given in Ellis County by the Department of Homeland Security in the past month, helping to stren-gthen both the safety of the county and its dedicated public servants.'
The grant has specifically been designated for 'Operations and Fire-fighter Safety,' and would assist the Waxahachie Fire Department in funding perfunding personal protective equipment, training, modifications to fire stations and facilities, as well as fitness and wellness initiatives for firefighters.
The grant is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Domestic Preparedness.