- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Seven volunteer fire departments in West Virginia will receive more than $900,000 in federal grants.

The money will go toward operations and safety and can be used to purchase training equipment and protective gear.

The program is under the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The departments awarded the grants are in Kenova, Springfield Valley, Lenore, Verdunville, Prichard, Bancroft and Charleston.

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