Hoeven: FEMA Awards Nearly $55,000 to Enhance Operations and Safety at Linton, Hazen Fire Departments

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 nearly $55,000 to enhance operations and safety at the Linton and Hazen fire departments. Specifically, the funds will go towards professional training, equipment for wellness and fitness programs, personal protective equipment, facility modifications and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety. The funds are awarded as follows:

• Linton – $39,924
• Hazen – $15,000

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that help to ensure that emergency responders are equipped with the training and equipment they need to keep North Dakota’s communities safe,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funding will go towards enhancing operations and safety at the Linton and Hazen fire departments, which will help to do just that.”

The funds are made available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which works to strengthen the country’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards.