Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Jackson Township Firefighters Secure Homeland Security Grant

Mar 28, 2013
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The Office of Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) is proud to announce Jackson Fire Territory in Hamilton County will receive an $80,000 grant to recruit and retain frontline firefighters and enhance efforts to train and support volunteer firefighters. Funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.

“I congratulate Chief White and the firefighters of Jackson Fire Territory on this exciting news,” Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks said. “We’re all thankful for their efforts to keep families in Arcadia, Atlanta and greater Jackson Township safe and sound. I’m truly glad their heroic efforts and excellent service is being recognized by this important award.

The goal of the SAFER Grant is to enhance the ability of fire departments to maintain 24-hour staffing and to assure communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), housed under the DHS umbrella, administers the program. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process and provided to fire departments and volunteer groups throughout the nation.

"We are extremely excited about this grant award. This will help the Jackson Fire Territory meet its mission of protecting the Northern part of Hamilton County IN,” Jackson Fire Territory Chief Steve White said. “This award could not have come at a better time, as our limited operating budget cannot provide the means for volunteer recruitment and retention."