Sen. Carper Announces Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company to Receive $152,550 Grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Grant Provides Direct Assistance to Firefighters
Feb 17 2005
Wilmington, DE – Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company is the recipient of a $152,550 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Senator Tom Carper announced today. This grant is of one of 354 grants distributed to fire departments throughout the U.S in the thirty-fifth round of the Fiscal Year 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). The AFGP awards one-year grants directly to fire departments to support the nation’s firefighters and the services they provide. Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company received this money through the “Operations and Firefighter Safety” program. The grant will go toward training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities. Senator Carper is a senior member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate panel with jurisdiction over the fire service and our nation's homeland security efforts. “I am incredibly proud that Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company is one of the recipients this year,” said Senator Carper. “Delaware’s firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe, and I know this grant will assist their mission and help keep them safe.” The Wilmington Manor grant is part of the 8,000 awards totaling nearly $750 million that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide in direct assistance to firefighters throughout the country.