Two Trumbull County fire departments have been awarded federal money for emergency equipment.
U.S. Rep Tim Ryan of Niles, D-13th, said Howland and Liberty township fire departments have been awarded $64,519 and $39,663, respectively. The money is through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
“Our first-responders are the front line of safety for our communities,” Ryan said. “These grants are crucial to funding our communities and keeping our safety forces well equipped and on the job.”
The grant program has helped firefighters and other first-responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear and other resources since 2001.