Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces $128,746 Federal Grant to the City of Duncanville Fire Department
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that the City of Duncanville was awarded $128,746 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used toward the City's improved response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel:
“The announcement of this award is great news for the Duncanville Fire Department,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “Our firefighters are on the front lines every day by risking their lives to keep us all safe, and it is important that we make every effort to support the important work and service they provide to our communities. I am pleased that the department won this competitive grant that will be used to enhance their ability to perform their jobs safely and effectively. I am very proud of the men and women who serve at the Duncanville Fire Department and the many firefighters throughout District 30 for their selfless service they provide. I will continue to fight for the resources and support they need as a senior member of Congress from Texas.”
This grant was awarded as a part of FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources required to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Congresswoman Johnson has been a strong advocate for grants to local first responders in the 30th Congressional District.
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