CFD receives federal grant
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced this week that federal funding has been awarded to provide upgraded protective equipment for the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department.
"We can't ask our first responders to save lives and safeguard our homes and communities without first-rate equipment. ... That's why I have fought tooth and nail to protect funding for firefighter grants, like this one for Ceredo, which fire departments across our state rely on to support their emergency response and readiness capabilities," Rahall, said in a news release.
Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department will receive $24,320 to purchase ten complete sets of personal protective equipment, commonly referred to by firefighters as "turn out gear" or "bunker gear," to help firefighters when responding to emergencies and minimize their exposure to a variety of hazards encountered on scene.
The grant was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
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