Wilson Announces Funding for S.C. Fire Departments

Mar 4, 2005
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded grants under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to three South Carolina communities. “South Carolina’s firefighters risk their lives daily to protect our families and our property,” said Wilson. “They are safer and more successful today because of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. I appreciate the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to ensuring that our firefighters have the resources they need to protect our communities.” The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments throughout the United States. These funds increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, new fire apparatus, emergency medical service programs and fire prevention and safety programs in local departments. The grants were provided to the following departments: Recipient Award Purpose West Middle Fire Department, Orangeburg $157,500 Firefighting Vehicle Orangeburg Department of Public Safety, Orangeburg $370,827 Equipment Bowman Volunteer Fire Department, Bowman $80,973 Equipment Lady’s Island – St. Helena Fire District, Beaufort $153,212 Equipment ###