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Shaft VFD Awarded Major Grant

July 14th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

WASHINGTON – On Friday, July 11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a $207,176 federal grant to the Shaft Volunteer Fire Department in Frostburg. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is designed to help fire departments and first response units obtain equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources.

The Shaft Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1938, serving a 25 mile area.

“I’m happy to announce federal support for the Shaft Volunteer Fire Department, which is extremely well-deserved. The Shaft Volunteer Fire Department responds to hundreds of calls a year and over the decades has become a trusted community institution,” said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6). “When it comes to public safety, the local, state, and federal levels of government all have a role to play, and I believe it is highly appropriate for federal grants to support local firefighters. Local fire departments are fundamental to safe communities: putting out fires in homes, businesses, and vehicles; removing hazardous materials; performing rescues and more. Firefighters are our local heroes and we should give them the tools they need to continue to save lives.”

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