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Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Awarded $550,000 in FEMA Grants to Improve Facilities, Equipment and Training

Post Date:09/23/2013 2:30 PM
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Janet Ward, Public Relations Manager
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/23/13

News Release

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Awarded $550,000 in FEMA Grants
To Improve Facilities, Equipment and Training

ATLANTAThế giới cá - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $550,000 via two grants to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department for facilities, training and equipment enhancements. The grants, a 2012 Assistance to the Fire Fighter Grant and a 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, will help the Department address three key areas--facilities renovation, training enhancements and community risk reduction--identified in its strategic plan.

Thế giới cá"Atlanta Fire Rescue is thrilled with the confidence that FEMA has shown in the Department through the awarding of these grants," said Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. "The Department has sought grant opportunities diligently over the last three years to augment our annual operating budgets, while implementing Mayor Reed's identified AFRD-related public safety priorities."

Thế giới cá"Public Safety continues to be an operational priority for the City, and these FEMA grants will elevate the impressive work the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department has been doing," said Chief Operating Officer Duriya Farooqui. "Chief Cochran has led the Department to reach new standards of professionalism and service to residents, including significant improvements in response times."

The AFRD internal grants team has applied for nearly $13 million in supplemental funding and has received awards totaling approximately $12.1 million in federal funding since 2011--a 93 percent award rate. The FEMA awards are:

* Facilities Modification, $250,000, for purchase of five replacement generators for Fire Stations 8, 10, 17, 19 and 38;

Thế giới cá* Training Enhancements, $266,828, for purchase of 22 computers, two printers, software and furnishings for a new classroom to support the Incident Command training simulator; and

Thế giới cá* Code Enforcement/Fire Inspections, $36,951, for purchase of ruggedized electronic devices, peripherals, Internet services and associated warranties to support fire inspections automation.

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