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Kat Cammack Announces the Alachua Fire Rescue Department Getting Federal Grant

This week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., announced Alachua Fire Rescue Department (ACFR) will get an Assistance To Firefighters Grant (AFG) award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the fe(FEMA).

The fire department will receive $570,954.54 to improve its operations and safety, including using the grant for new protective equipment.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant is one of three grant programs administered by DHS and FEMA to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and related hazards.

“I’m so excited for our brave men and women at ACFR to have the equipment necessary to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively. Our first responders are heroes and it’s imperative that we ensure they stay safe while serving our communities,” said Cammack. “I couldn’t be prouder of our firefighters in Alachua County. As the wife of a firefighter and paramedic myself, I know how deserving our departments are of this grant and I know they’ll continue to demonstrate the very best of our first responder community in North Central Florida.”

“This grant will help ensure that we are doing all that we can do to create safe working environments for our firefighters,” said Alachua County Fire Rescue Chief Harold Theus. “We are so thankful for the continued support Congresswoman Cammack has for our local public safety professionals. She’s always there when we need her.”

Earlier this month, Cammack announced Gainesville Fire Rescue‘s award of $47,122 to improve its operations and safety.

In FY 2020, the AFG program administered nearly $320 million in competitive grants to eligible applicants whose awards will best address the priorities of the AFG program.

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