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AFG Award Announcements

Lancaster Fire and Rescue
Release Date - October 31, 2003
Program - Firefighting Vehicle

Lancaster, Missouri (MO) - Lancaster Fire and Rescue have been awarded a competitive grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Lancaster Fire and Rescue will receive $27,000 .

The Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Lancaster Fire and Rescue received funds through the AFGs Operations and Safety Program, which provides assistance for fire departments.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, wellness and fitness, health and safety modifications to stations and facilities and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

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