Hoeven: FEMA Awards Nearly $400K to North Dakota Firefighter's Association

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $391,882 to the North Dakota Firefighter’s Association. The award is made under the FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will go towards supporting the association’s State Fire Training Academy. As chairman, Hoeven oversees the annual funding for FEMA and other agencies at DHS.

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that help to ensure that emergency responders are equipped with the training and up-to-date resources they need to keep North Dakota’s communities safe,” Hoeven said. “This funding will help provide North Dakota’s State Fire Training Academy with the resources it needs to protect the public, train emergency personnel and support community resilience.”