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Volunteer Fire Departments Get Federal Funding

October 18th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Firefighters in Western Maryland are on the receiving end of some federal funding from the Senators Cardin and Van Hollen. Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties have each received funding for equipment that will enhance emergency response capabilities.  Shaft Volunteer Fire Department received $16,500 to acquire a turn-out gear extractor and dryer. Deep Creek VFD received monies to replace self-contained breathing apparatus.  Fire Departments in Williamsport and Sharpsburg also received funding for equipment.  The funding is from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.