Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) recently received its second Assistance to Firefighters Grant award in two months.
According to a U.S. Rep Kat Cammack release sent Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded GFR with the $184,111.28 grant, which will go to improve operations and safety. The funds will supplement the $47,122 award GFR received in June.
"I'm glad to see another Assistance to Firefighters Grant awarded here in North Central Florida," said Cammack in a press release. "Our departments work hard to keep our communities safe and we will continue to support them to ensure they have the resources necessary to do their jobs safely."
On June 26, GFR received its first AFG award, along with Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR), which received $570,954.
"This is another win for our department, the City's leadership team, and the community served. Thank you, Congresswoman Cammack, for standing up for the interests of first responders," said GFR Chief Joseph Dixon in a press release.
On Aug. 15, the Lake City Fire Department received a $208,261 AFG award.
The AFG program administered nearly $320 million in competitive grants in FY 2020.