The Alta Fire And Rescue Department will receive $46,966 in funding from United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the effectiveness of fire prevention and to support firefighter safety, it was announced late Wednesday.
"I am pleased these brave men will receive the essential fire fighting tools they need to keep our communities safe," commented Sen. Tom Harkin. "The equipment, technology and training these grants will support are the key to protecting Iowa's firefighters and our homes and loved ones. Specifically, these grants help Iowa communities fund the purchase of firefighting equipment, firefighter health and safety programs, enhance emergency medical services programs and conduct fire prevention and safety programs.
A total of $445,000 was announced. Other recipients and the amounts they received were: Asbury Community Fire Department, $151,585; Earlham Fire and Rescue, $41,400; Garber Fire Department, $34,452; Milo Fire and Rescue, $88,200; Pella Community Fire Department, $30,690; and Zearing Fire Department, $51,600.
DHS expects to announce weekly grants and will distribute $746 million to fire departments across the country.