Cedar Hill Fire Department to receive grant
WASHINGTON— Cedar Hill Fire Department will receive a grant of $97,692 to support firefighters and their work as first responders, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Wednesday. The funding will be used for training and support operations, and to purchase firefighter safety and rescue equipment. The grant is awarded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
“This funding will help make sure first responders at the Cedar Hill Fire Department will have the resources necessary to keep the surrounding communities safe,” said Cornyn.
“We have a responsibility to support those working on the front lines every day to protect families, homes and property.”
The Office of Grants and Training, a component of the DHS Preparedness Directorate, partners with state and local officials to strengthen the capabilities of first responders in addressing emergencies and catastrophic incidents. The program provides a broad array of assistance to America’s emergency responders through funding, coordinated training, exercises, equipment acquisition, and technical assistance.