Bishop Announces Funding for Smithfield Fire Department
"I am pleased to see that our first-responders are getting some of the assistance they need to continue to effectively protect our communities," the freshman lawmaker commented. "I cannot underestimate the importance of this program to our local fire departments in helping them to be prepared for any threat or emergency. They deserve all the thanks and assistance they can get."
The Assistance to Firefighter's program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their abilities to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in their communities. For the fiscal year 2003, over $750 million was distributed in support of local departments by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel.