Fire Departments Encouraged to Apply For Grant Funding

U.S. Senator John Cornyn is encouraging Texas fire departments and Emergency Medical Services to apply for a Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The grant funding will assist them in purchasing new vehicles, equipment and conducting training exercises.

The primary goal of the program is to provide first responders with the tools and resources to better serve and protect their communities.

It also provides financial assistance directly to professional and volunteer fire departments and EMS organizations.