August 20, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $43,000 For York County Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $43,637 in federal funding for the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The fire department will use the funding to replace a 20-year-old air compressor. The new compressor will provide breathing air to support firefighters when working in dangerous environments.

“We are pleased to announce federal funding to support York County’s Fire Department and ensure they have the tools they need to serve the community and keep the firefighters safe,” 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.