SPRINGVILLE — Local fire departments and emergency medical service squads can now apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These AFG funds were established to help fire departments and other first responders purchase equipment and protective gear. The funding can also be used to obtain training and other resources needed to help protect both the public and emergency personnel.
FEMA began accepting applications from eligible departments this week and will accept them through Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.
More information on the AFG program can be found at www.fema.gov/firegrants.