01/03/11 Friday, Congressman Joe Donnelly announced that fire departments in the communities of Kokomo, Knox, and Koontz Lake, will receive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) awards through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“I’m pleased to announce these significant investments in the safety of four communities in north central Indiana,” said Donnelly. “The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is important to improving first responders’ ability to best protect us and themselves, and I am proud to support all fire departments’ efforts to receive these competitive awards. I congratulate the Kokomo, Knox, Koontz Lake, and Michiana Shores fire departments on earning the AFG awards and thank all first responders for their service to our communities.”
Awarded through the Operations and Safety Program Area of the AFG awards, the Kokomo Fire Department received $48,600, the Knox Center Township Fire Department received $44,650, and the Koontz Lake Oregon Township Fire Department received $8,550. This funding can be used for training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and health and safety modifications to stations and facilities.