FEMA Announces Eight Round Awards

USFA ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS ROUND EIGHT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT TOTALS MORE THAN $37 MILLION
WASHINGTON, D.C.‹The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are pleased to announce the eighth round of Fiscal Year 2002 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Awards, for 597 fire departments. The monetary investment announced in this round exceeds $37 million.
"These 597 fire departments join the list of over 2700 fire department award recipients announced in the previous seven rounds. Over $210 million have now been committed to support the safety and basic services provided by firefighters, throughout the United States. In support of this nation's firefighters, we must commit ourselves to use this investment to further reduce the loss of life and property due to fire," said USFA Administrator R. David Paulison.
President Bush and the Congress have made this significant investment possible through FEMA and the USFA. These funds will be used by the nation's firefighters to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, fire fighter health and safety programs, new fire apparatus, EMS programs, and Fire Prevention and Safety Programs. FEMA and the USFA expect to announce a total of at least 5500 grants before the end of the calendar year. The total of all awards, when completed, will represent a $360M investment to enhance fire and EMS service delivery nationwide.
The Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments throughout the United States.
Congratulations to all Connecticut Fire Department recipients through 11/15/02!
A. A. Young Jr. Hose & Ladder Co. #1 Inc
Jewett City Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $78,210
Andover Vol. Fire Dept.
Andover Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $8,096
Canterbury Vol. Fire Co., Inc.
Canterbury Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $139,032
City of Bridgeport
Bridgeport Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $134,015
City of Norwich
Norwich Firefighting Vehicle $117,000
Colebrook Vol. Fire Dept.
Winsted Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $67,209
Cornwall Vol. Fire Dept., Inc.
West Cornwall Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $73,888
Cos Cob Vol. Fire Co. #1
Cos Cob Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $31,339
Coventry Vol. Fire Assoc. Inc.
Coventry Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $23,940
East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department
East Hampton Fire Prevention $45,000
East Hartland Vol. Fire Dept.
East Hartland Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $25,551
Eastford Independent Fire Company, No. 1
Eastford Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $19,139
Ellington Vol. Fire Dept.
Ellington Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $162,180
Falls Village Vol. Fire Dept. & Ambulance Svc
Falls Village Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $56,560
Harwinton West Side Vol. Fire Company Inc.
Harwinton Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $30,780
Meriden Dept. of Fire & Emergency Services
Meriden Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $44,177
Naugatuck Fire Dept.
Naugatuck Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $23,477
New Fairfield Vol. Fire Dept.
New Fairfield Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $30,600
New London Fire Department
New London Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $32,616
Northfield Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $80,280
Poquonnock Bridge Fire District
Groton Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $33,214
Suffield Fire Dept.
Suffield Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $8,213
The Lakeville Hose Co. No. 1
Lakeville Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $23,021
Turn of River Fire Department, Inc.
Stamford Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $80,335
Waterbury Fire Department
Waterbury Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $387,730
Yantic Fire Engine Co #1
Yantic Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety $58,464
CONNECTICUT TOTAL THROUGH 11/15/02 $1,814,066