- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Some fire departments in western and south-central Kentucky will receive federal assistance totaling nearly a half-million dollars.

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield’s office says the grants are from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

A news release from Whitfield’s office said the grants will provide funding to help with emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training under the operations and safety program.

The grants are going to Mayfield Fire Department, $227,273 specifically for vehicle acquisition; Summer Shade Volunteer Fire Department, Metcalfe County, $61,905; Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department, Adair County, $55,058; Elkton Volunteer Fire Department, $38,096; Grapevine Community Volunteer Fire Department in Hopkins County, $34,517; and Robards Community Fire Department in Henderson County, $26,381.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide