Congressman Visclosky announced today that the City of Gary Fire Department has received a grant award under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
The Gary Fire Department will receive a grant award of $261,364 to assist their operations and safety. In general, AFG program awards assist first-responder organizations in obtaining emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.
Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I commend Mayor Freeman-Wilson and Chief Bradley for successfully identifying and securing this federal grant. I am pleased that this funding will further assist the brave members of the Gary Fire Department who put their lives on the line every day to respond to residents in times of need and keep our communities safe.”
City of Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson stated, “The Gary Fire Department is an integral part of public safety in our city and we are happy to receive this AFG grant that will assist in a number of upgrades for our firefighters. They deserve it! I commend all who worked toward the success of this grant and I thank Congressman Pete Visclosky for his continued support of Gary.”
City of Gary Fire Department Chief Paul Bradley stated, “The Gary Fire Department is honored and excited to be one of the grantees of the AFG program. The funds from this grant will be used for physical examinations for all fire department personnel, fitness equipment for Gary Fire Stations, and the Gary Fire Department Training Facility. We believe that a healthy firefighter constitutes a healthy fire department, thus enabling us to better serve our city.”
For additional information on the AFG program, click here.