FEMA Grant Available to Help Sandy-Ravaged Fire Stations, Equipment

Fire departments that suffered damage from Sandy may be eligible for federal assistance.

The Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program has been approved for most areas impacted by the storm, the USFA announced late Tuesday.

The money may be used for fire station repairs as well as vehicle and equipment damage.

"The USFA encourages all fire service leaders in the impacted areas of Hurricane Sandy to ensure your department damages and losses are brought to the attention of county and state emergency management officials. By notifying county and state emergency management officials, the PA Grant Program eligibility review is started," according to a statement.

U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell was struck by the significant damage done to fire departments, their equipment and stations.

For more information on the grant, can be obtained here.


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