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Murray Announces $530,000 for Washington State Firefighters

Jul 24 2003

Whatcom County, San Juan County, City of Stevenson, Clark County, Klickitat County, City of Zillah, Pend Oreille County and Aberdeen fire departments to receive funding

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced $532,895 for Washington state firefighters to enhance their abilities to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in their communities.

In the seventh round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the funds will support fire operations, firefighter safety programs, fire prevention programs, emergency medical services and firefighting vehicles.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Murray has supported full funding for the Assistance for Firefighters Program.

“Increased funding for these fire departments will improve our first responders’ ability to continue saving lives and protecting our communities,” Senator Murray said. “I am pleased to announce these much needed funds to Washington’s firefighters. We must continue to upgrade their tools and programs so they can do their jobs effectively and safely.”

The following Washington State fire departments will receive federal funding:

Whatcom County Fire District #4 $27,824
San Juan County Fire Protection District #2 $18,711
City of Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department $42,863
Clark County Fire District #3 $118,125
Klickitat County Rural 7 FPD $165,479
City of Zillah Fire Department $89,333
Pend Oreille County Fire District #8 $13,860
Aberdeen Fire Department $56,700
$532,895 (Total)

The Assistance for Firefighters Grant program is distributed by the Department of Homeland Security and administered by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.