Rep. Cammack announces Gainesville Fire Rescue as recipient of federal grant

Press release from Congresswoman Kat Cammack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Kat Cammack (FL-03) announced Gainesville Fire Rescue’s (GFR) ‘Assistance To Firefighters’ Grant (AFG) award from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The department will receive $47,122 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 in Gainesville to have the equipment necessary to help them do their jobs more safely and effectively,” said Congresswoman Cammack. “Our first responders are heroes, and it’s imperative that we ensure they stay safe while serving our communities.”
“I couldn’t be prouder of our firefighters in Gainesville. 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,” she said.
“Gainesville Fire Rescue is pleased to accept funding via the AFG that will go directly to equipment supporting frontline service providers,” said Gainesville Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Dixon. “Representative Cammack’s experience as a Homeland Security Committee Member, coupled with her direct knowledge of the firefighting community, make her a welcome and formidable advocate.”
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.
The Office of Congresswoman Kat Cammack offers information on federal grant programs available to communities in Florida’s Third Congressional District. To learn more, visit cammack.house.gov or contact the Gainesville District Office at 352-505-0838.

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