Snead Fire Department has been granted $38,580 by Homeland Security in response to its application for funds to upgrade its turnout gear and buy an infrared camera.
The department is among six in the state to receive such funding earmarked for operations and safety. The money is to be used to improve response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public against fire and other hazards.
“Firefighters are in the field every day protecting our citizens,” says U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, who made the announcement. “We have a responsiblity to ensure that our first responders are adequately prepared to respond to any event. These grants are evidence of our nation’s continued commitment to our first responders.”