December 4, 2008
Washington, DC – Nevada Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign today announced a $41,202 grant for the Winnemucca Volunteer Fire Department, which will be used to enhance First Responders' ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as the safety of First Responder personnel in fire-related emergencies. The grant, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Fire Administration, falls under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
"Given Nevada's history of wildfires, our quick response to fire emergencies is hugely important," Reid said. "This grant will help keep our firefighters well prepared for emergencies and keep Nevadans and their communities safe. I'm grateful that FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration took this initiative."
"It is critical that our first responders have the resources necessary to protect Nevadans in a fire emergency," Ensign said. "These funds will help to ensure that the safety of our communities remains the top priority."
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