U.S. Rep Kat Cammack announced Monday that the Alachua County Fire Department (ACFR) will receive the Assistance To Firefighters’ Grant (AFG) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
ACFR will use the $570,954.54 in grant money to improve safety and operations, including new protective equipment.
“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 in a press release. “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 in June, Cammack, R-Gainesville, announced the Gainesville Fire Rescue’s award of $47,122 to improve operations and safety.
“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 Congresswoman Cammack in a press release.
The AFG program administered nearly $320 million in competitive grants.