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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Announces More Than $98,000 in Grants to DeSoto Fire Rescue

Aug 30, 2018
Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that DeSoto Fire Rescue has been awarded $98,182 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Perhaps no one plays a more vital role in keeping our communities safe than effective and efficient emergency services personnel. I am delighted that our brave firefighters in DeSoto will receive additional funds and resources to aid them in their service of friends and neighbors,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “In emergency situations, firefighters and other first responders often risk their lives to save others. Now, DeSoto Fire Rescue will be better able to save more lives because of this beneficial grant. I am appreciative to DeSoto Fire Rescue for its outstanding service to the community and express my congratulations for demonstrating this service in order to receive this important funding.”

The funding is part of FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which awards funds through a competitive selection process. The grants are received by fire departments that establish expertise in community risk reduction and improving firefighter safety. Since 2001, the grant program has awarded approximately $7 billion in grants to first responder organizations.

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