Rogers Announces Grant for Talladega County First Responders
Washington, September 14, 2022
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL-03) announced that the Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department will receive $75,671.42 and the Winterboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue will receive $148,571.42 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will help the fire departments purchase new operations and safety equipment.
“Talladega County’s first responders are selfless – they have dedicated their lives to protecting the community,” Rogers said. “This grant will provide the Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Winterboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue with funding to bolster community safety.”
The grant was awarded under the FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, an essential federal program which supports first responders across Alabama and the nation.
According to the Homeland Security Department, which administers the grant, the purpose of the program is to award funding directly to fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and state fire training academies. These awards aim to enhance first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel, with respect to fire-related hazards.