Posted on August 5, 2004
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $32,458 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to the Spring Hill Fire Department, under the 2004 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. The program provides grants to fire departments and other organizations, especially national, state, local, and community groups that are recognized specifically for their experience and expertise in fire prevention or safety programs and activities. "I applaud the Department of Homeland Security for supporting our firefighters' critical work on fire prevention and safety," said Frist. "This investment in Spring Hill will ensure that our first responders have the critical resources necessary to prevent fire-related injuries and further protect Tennessee families." "Senator Frist and I appreciate the Department of Homeland Security's investment in the Spring Hill community for emergency preparedness," Alexander said. "This grant will help give firefighters the vital resources they need to educate communities about life-saving fire prevention and safety information. We will continue to work together to ensure that they have the necessary resources to keep our citizens safe." The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) awards one-year grants directly to fire departments to support the nation's firefighters and the services they deliver. The Department of Homeland Security's Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) administers the program, in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.