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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) is encouraging fire departments and emergency medical service (EMS) organizations throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to apply for federal grants through the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program within the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, May, 28, 2010 at 5pm EST.

“The federal fire grant program provides funding for training and equipment that is critical to protecting our firefighters and the people they serve,” said Rogers. “These funds will go a long way to ensuring that our local first responders have the resources necessary to effectively respond to emergencies and protect the community. I want to encourage all of our fire departments and EMS organizations to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program serves rural, urban, and suburban fire departments throughout the United States. Funds are used by the nation’s firefighters to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, improve firefighter health and safety programs, and establish or expand fire prevention and safety programs.

An application and information about the fire grant program may be obtained by visiting the DHS website at Fire Departments and EMS Organizations are also welcome to contact Congressman Rogers’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-4601.

Rogers works to provide funding for the Firefighters Grant Program in his role as a senior member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.