Loebsack Announces More than $125,000 for Oskaloosa Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) announced today that the Oskaloosa Fire Department received a $125,238.09 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of their Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Oskaloosa Fire Department will use these funds to purchase breathing apparatuses.

“Our firefighters and first responders stand ready to serve us the moment disaster strikes,” said Loebsack. “This funding will ensure the Oskaloosa Fire Department has the equipment necessary to respond quickly to emergencies and keep our families and communities safe.”

The AFG program allows our first responders to purchase firefighting equipment, implement wellness programs that focus on health, and improve facilities. Funds can be used for a myriad of needs, including new protective equipment, health and safety modifications to stations and training for emergency personnel.

Posted by on Sep 6 2019. Filed under Local News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

     

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google
 
Log in | Copyright by Oskaloosa News