Graniteville fire department to receive grant money

The Graniteville Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $72,373 in federal grant money for operations and safety equipment costs.

The award, offered through the 2008 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, was announced today in a release by U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett

“The public service the Graniteville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters provide is extremely vital to their community,” Mr. Barrett stated in the release. “It is essential that they are given the tools and resources necessary to be successful in their jobs. This grant will immediately impact their department’s operations and will greatly increase our firefighters’ safety and effectiveness.”

The firefighters grant program awards one-year grants directly to fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations.

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