Congresswoman Johnson Announces Homeland Security Fire Prevention Grant to City of Wilmer Fire Department
DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Wilmer Fire Department has been awarded a grant totaling $39,449.52 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.
“I am very pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has selected the Wilmer Fire Department to receive this competitive federal grant,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “First-responders play a vital role in the safety of our communities; therefore, it is our duty to ensure that they are well-equipped to provide effective fire protection and medical services.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of a coordinated national initiative by the Department of Homeland Security to address response preparedness for fire emergencies. Departments are evaluated based on a rigorous criteria set by fire-service professionals representing the major fire service organizations. Since 2001, the AFG program has awarded approximately $7 billion in funding to first-responder organizations.