Kan. Fire Departments Receive Federal Grants

April 26, 2005

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced Clay Center Municipal Fire Department and Sheridan County Fire District # 1 have been selected to receive funding as part of fifth round of the Fire Prevention and Safety grants, part of the 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

“This money helps protect Kansas communities,” Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said. “Firefighters and emergency personnel deserve our utmost respect and gratitude for their efforts.”

The Fire Prevention and Safety Program prioritizes projects focusing on the prevention of the fire-related injuries to children. Many of these awards represent innovative solutions for the delivery of fire prevention activities throughout the United States.

The Clay Center Municipal Fire Department will receive $27,432, while the Sheridan County Fire District #1 will receive $8,591. Both grants were rewarded in the fire prevention category, which includes public education and awareness activities, fire inspector certifications and other activities, purchase and installation of smoke alarms and fire suppression systems, wildlife mitigation and arson prevention and detection activities.

These awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its office for Domestic Preparedness in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

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