Today, Congressman James E. Clyburn announced that seven fire departments in the Sixth District will receive nearly $1 million in federal grants though the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This funding will be used to provide firefighters with improved National Fire Protection Association compliant tools as well as new state-of-the-art training programs.
“I am pleased to see these funds going to the hardworking firefighters throughout my district who help protect and keep us safe,” said Congressman Clyburn. “These funds will ensure that each fire department has the necessary tools to effectively respond to fire emergencies and will enable them to ensure the safety of their firefighters as well as those in the community they serve.”
Below are the fire departments in the Sixth District who have gotten funding this year:
|Organization||Program||Award Date||Award Amount|
|Bolentown Fire Department||Operations and Safety||8/18/2021||$102,159.52|
|Town of Olar||Operations and Safety||8/18/2021||$34,437.14|
|Elloree Fire Department||Operations and Safety||8/18/2021||$71,842.86|
|Lebanon Fire Department of Berkeley County||Operations and Safety||8/13/2021||$75,786.00|
|Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Dept||Operations and Safety||8/13/2021||$73,333.00|
|Charleston County||Operations and Safety||7/30/2021||$560,536.00|
|Williamsburg County||Operations and Safety||2/19/2021||$25,966.00|
The AFG program awards grants directly to fire departments and EMS organizations that are unaffiliated with a hospital. These grants help fire departments and EMS organizations enhance their response capabilities and effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel. You can find more information on the AFG program here.