Bowling Green Fire Department Receives Federal Grant

Published:
August 24, 2018
Category:
General
Contact:
Kim Lancaster - 270-393-3642
Location:
Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green Fire Department Receives Federal Grant

The City of Bowling Green Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $1,272,277 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants, also known as SAFER.

The City of Bowling Green Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $1,272,277 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants, also known as SAFER. This grant will supplement the salary and benefit costs of nine new Bowling Green firefighters over a three year period.

“This is a very good day for the City of Bowling Green,” said Fire Chief Jason Colson. “We are grateful to have received this competitive grant.  We are consistently striving to improve our response times and ensure our resources meet the needs of the community. The grant will provide funding to support the cost of nine additional firefighters to staff the future fire station on Lovers Lane.  The staffing increase, in combination with the station construction, will improve response times and safety in this developing area.”   

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.

This grant is a local match that will cover 75% of costs for the 1st and 2nd year and 35% of costs for the 3rd year.

 

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