ROGERS ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR CHEROKEE COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL-03) announced that McCord’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department will receive $66,666.66 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will help the Fire Department purchase new operations and safety equipment.
“Cherokee County’s first responders bravely come to the rescue in times of crisis,” Rogers said. “This grant will provide the McCord’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department with the funding they need to continue to keep the community safe.”
The grant was awarded under the FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, an essential federal program that supports first responders across Alabama and the nation.
According to the Homeland Security Department, which administers the grant, the purpose of the program is to award funding directly to fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and state fire training academies. These awards aim to enhance first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel, with respect to fire-related hazards.