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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the Lily Volunteer Fire Department $213,750 to purchase a foam pumper fire truck.

“Whether it’s responding to an accident, a medical emergency, or a burning building, modern, well-equipped fire trucks are essential for our first responders to do their jobs effectively,” stated Rogers. “I continue to be impressed by the valuable partnership forged between FEMA and the rural communities in our region of southern and eastern Kentucky. This investment by FEMA will go a long way towards increasing public safety and reducing the potential fire hazard in Lily and the surrounding areas of Laurel County.”

Through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program, the community of Lily will purchase a new foam pumper truck to provide fire protection services for the residents of Lily in rural Laurel County. The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, these grants have helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

Rogers currently serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. Through this role, Rogers supports important initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District.