(Patriot, Ind.) - The Patriot Volunteer Fire Department is getting some help in the form of a federal grant.
Indiana U.S. Senator Dick Lugar announced Thursday the department will receive $17,922 through a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
The money will be used for operations and safety needs at the department.
“First responders are the backbone of our communities and it is vital to ensure they have the proper equipment and training,” Lugar said.
Fire departments with questions about the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program may reach the fire grants help desk toll free at 1-866-274-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the most current information regarding the AFGP, visit www.firegrantsupport.com.
Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Andrew Mills, Grants Coordinator, by phone at 202-224-4814 or by email at email@example.com.