Warner And Kaine Announce $846,000 For Orange County Fire & EMS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $846,000 in federal funding for the County of Orange Fire & EMS through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The fire department will use the funding to purchase 132 self-contained breathing apparatuses with spare cylinders and 66 additional face pieces.
“We are pleased to announce funding to help Orange County’s Fire Department purchase the equipment it needs to support operations and ensure it can best serve the community,” the Senators said.
The primary goal of FEMA’s AFG program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations and State Fire Training Academies for critically-needed resources.