Ovilla Fire Department to receive $46,740 grant
WASHINGTON— Ovilla Fire Department will receive a grant of $46,740 to support firefighters and their work as first responders, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Wednesday, Feb. 23.
The funding, coming through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration, can be used for training and support operations and to purchase firefighter safety and rescue equipment.
"This funding will help make sure first responders at the Ovilla Fire Department will have the resources necessary to keep the surrounding community safe," said Cornyn.
The award aims to enhance first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel, with respect to fire-related hazards.
"We have a responsibility to support those working on the front lines every day to protect families, homes and property."
Cornyn has held roundtables with emergency first responders across Texas as part of his ongoing effort to support their work.
The events provide communities with the opportunity to express their needs and concerns directly to Cornyn.