Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:38 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

5 Arkansas fire departments get FEMA funds

By Ashley Nerbovig

This article was published June 2, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will give $303,459 in preparedness grants to five Arkansas agencies as part of $1.3 million in total grants to four states.

This announcement comes after a devastating storm season killed 16 people in Arkansas. The aid will cover the cost of 10 power lift cots and stretchers for the Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority's Central Emergency Medical Services in Fayetteville; and firefighting gear for the Lone Rock Volunteer Fire Department in Norfork; the North Pulaski Fire Protection District 15 in Jacksonville; the Sherwood Fire Department and the city of Vilonia, FEMA said.

Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas are included in the grant, with agencies receiving $470,203, $166,588 and $390,449, respectively.

The federal grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the goal of which is to make sure firefighters and emergency response teams have proper working equipment when disaster strikes. The grant has helped firefighters get critically needed equipment as well as training.

More information on the program is available by visiting the FEMA website, fema.gov.

Comments on: 5 Arkansas fire departments get FEMA funds

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Rn

    avantage point of northwest arkansas Is seeking qualified ap...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Dental assistant

    with experience for busy WLR office. Full Time position, wi...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Ur specialist super.

    UR Specialist Supervisor Immediate OpeningFull-time: 8am-5pm...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Lpns

    Weekend option & M-FApply in person. Premier Health & Rehab...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Account executive sales and marketing

    account executive sales and marketing The Arkansas Democrat-...
    Little Rock, AR

Search 811 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online