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Ceredo, Kenova fire departments gain funds for training, equipment

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:32 AM

The Herald-Dispatch

Ceredo and Kenova fire departments have received funding for training and upgraded equipment, according to releases from U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., and Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both D-W.Va.

Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department will receive $8,312 to provide training for firefighters. Kenova Volunteer Fire Department will receive $29,811 Assistance to Firefighter Grant to purchase thermal imaging cameras and chain saws.

The Operations and Safety grants are from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The funding can be used to obtain much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.

The Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Company in Mineral County also received $69,900.

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