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Mikulski, Cardin announce grant for “fallen heroes”

August 24th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) along with Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Delaney today announced the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), headquartered in Emmitsburg, Md., has been awarded a $1,428,572 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) to continue its online learning and distance education program, Everyone Goes Home. Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit has developed and expanded programs to increase training for active duty firefighters while honoring fallen fire heroes and assisting their families and coworkers.

 

The FPS grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). As the Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Mikulski fights each year to increase federal funding for the fire grants program. Senator Cardin is a member of the Finance Committee.

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