Indiana Grants From Sen. Bayh

Bayh Announces More Than $471,590 For Indiana Fire Departments

Senator says much-needed funds essential to Indiana’s first responders

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Evan Bayh today announced that seven Indiana fire departments have been awarded $471,590 for fire safety programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program.

"Since September 11, it has become even more apparent that local fire fighters are Indiana’s first line of defense," Bayh said. "These first responders risk their lives day in and day out to protect the lives of Hoosiers, and it is our duty to provide them with the necessary resources to most effectively perform their jobs."

The fire departments recieving federal funds include:

Logansport Fire Department: $125,019

Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department: $107,639

Kent Volunteer Fire Department: $53,280

Cedar Lake Volunteer Department: $16,650

South Bend Fire Department: $125,672

Cloverdale Volunteer Department: $70,470

Portland Fire Department: $43,290

The Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program funds will be used to help the Hoosier Fire Departments increase its effectiveness of firefighting operations, fire fighter health and safety programs, new fire apparatus, EMS programs, and Fire Prevention and Safety Programs. The program is designed as an opportunity for Congress and FEMA to enhance fire service across the United States. It assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments.