HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Fire/Rescue announced Monday, Sept. 20, that it has received $71,200 in federal funding for marketing and recruitment of volunteer members in round three of the 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (S.A.F.E.R.) program. The grant was awarded Sept. 10.
The S.A.F.E.R. Grant Program is one of three grant programts that constitute the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s focus on enhancing the safety of hte public and firefighters with respect to fire and related hazards. The fiscal year 2020 S.A.F.E.R. Program will award $355 million to an estimated 300 eligible fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to assist the fire department’s ability to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the National Fire Protection Association.
Funds from the grant will be used to purchase and install a full color LED sign that will be installed at Haleyville Fire Station No. 1, located on Highway 13 North. A complete set of personal protective equipment, otherwise known as turnout gear, for up to 12 new volunteer members over a four-year period will also be paid for through the grant.
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