By Associated Press - Monday, August 24, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Three West Virginia fire departments have been awarded federal grants to improve safety and fire prevention operations.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awarded $149,500 to the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department and $36,273 to the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.

The Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department will receive $32,000 from FEMA’s Fire Prevention and Safety Program.

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding in a news release.

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