Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced the State Homeland Security Grant Awards for the program year of 2019. Fire Chief John Butler is pleased that the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) has been awarded competitive and non-competitive grants totaling $406,000.
Grant funding will be provided in the following categories:
Hazardous Materials Team Technical Training – $70,000
CERT Conference – $25,000
Technical Rescue Team – $59,000
Incident Management Team – $95,000
Radio Cache – $81,000
Swift Water Rescue Team – $76,000
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will administer the grant funding. FCFRD will utilize the funds to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and security operations, equipment replacement, training, planning and exercise programs.
For more information on the grant, please visit: https://www.vaemergency.gov/virginia-announces-9-6-million-in-federal-funds-for-homeland-security-grant-awards/