Charlottesville Fire Department Receives FEMA Grant

September 5, 2007

The Charlottesville Fire Department is getting a huge grant through FEMA's FY Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The city of Charlottesville made the announcement Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA awarded the Charlottesville Fire Department $144, 649.

The grant will be used to to implement a firefighter wellness and fitness program for all career members of the Department.

Since 2004 the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has given almost almost $2.3 billion in grants to fire departments and first responder organizations to purchase response equipment, personal protective equipment, vehicles and fire prevention activities.

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