The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the lead agency awarding the funding which is coming to several departments in the first congressional district.
In Trigg County, the Trigg-Lyon Fire Department is due to receive $59,424 this fiscal year for improvements to the equipment of the department.
“This grant money will be a big boost to these fire departments,” Whitfield said in a release.
The money is part of a yearly grant program, known as the Firefighter Assistance program that awards funding directly to local fire departments for purchase of new equipment, something that is vital to the protection of the community.
“It is important we give them the equipment they need to protect our families, homes and businesses,” Whitfield said.
Trigg-Lyon Fire Chief Paul Carr said he was notified last week of the grant that was written by Robin Jergens, a wife of one of the Trigg-Lyon volunteer firefighters.
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