Hendersonville Fire Department Receives SAFER Grant
The Hendersonville Fire Department is honored to have received funds
in the amount of $1.5 million as part of the 2005 Assistance to
Firefighters Grant Program. This grant will enable the
Hendersonville Fire Department to increase their staff
with additional trained, professional firefighters to
serve the community.
On the subject of the grant, Fire Chief Jamie Steele said, "
With an ever increasing population and newly annexed areas
into the city, this grant will provide a significant opportunity
for the City to continue providing its top rated fire and
Mayor Scott Foster congratulated the continuing efforts
of the fire department for their ability to find alternative
means of financially supporting their needs.
"Our fire department is a perfect example of true
professionalism. Chief Steele and Inspector Galoppi
saw an opportunity for federal funds and went for it.
This grant will help the City continue providing top
notch services without taking from the City coffers.
I commend them for all they do."
More information on the SAFER Grant and Assistance
to Firefighters Grant Program may be found in the
following Department of Homeland Security link:
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