FEMA Grant Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Information Contact:

John McGlone, ACTC, (606) 326-2400 or john.mcglone@kctcs.edu

Mark Hammond, KY Fire Commission, (606) 326-2431 or mark.hammond@kctcs.edu

Feb. 20, 2009

Ashland Community and Technical College, State Fire Rescue Training and the Kentucky Fire Commission are sponsoring a USFA / FEMA workshop for their Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshop.

Ashland, KY-Ashland Community and Technical College, State Fire Rescue Training and the Kentucky Fire Commission are sponsoring a U. S. Fire Administration (USFA) / Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) workshop for their Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshop. The workshop, open to community members and fire department representatives from throughout the tri-state, will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the ACTC Roberts Drive Campus, located at 4818 Roberts Drive in Ashland.

Representatives of the USFA and FEMA will be on hand to discuss the purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, and how to successfully complete the grant application process.

The purpose of the grant is to award one-year grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services (EMS) organizations of a State to enhance their abilities with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The primary goal is to provide assistance to meet fire departments' and nonaffiliated EMS organizations' firefighting and emergency response needs. This program seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards they may face.

For more information about this program, contact the northeast Kentucky Fire / Rescue Training Coordinator, Mark Hammond at mark.hammond@kctcs.edu or by phone 606-326-2431.