A pair of Fire departments in Tippah County were recently awarded over $140,000 in FEMA grants funding according to a release from U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding will support safety upgrades at Falkner and Dry Creek fire departments and others throughout the state.
“Firefighters, as first responders, require proper equipment to do their jobs well. These Grants will help these departments acquire upgrades that they might have had to do without otherwise,” said Hyde-Smith. “I look forward to additional grants being awarded to municipal and volunteer departments throughout the state.”
“Each year, FEMA’s assistance to firefighters helps Mississippi communities make investments in the health, safety, and training of their emergency personnel,” Wicker said. “This first round of grants will ensure more firefighters have access to the safety equipment they need to save lives.”
The Tippah Grant recipients:
Dry Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Booneville – $100,809.52 for new SCBAs, air bags, and masks.
Falkner Fire Department, Falkner – $42,857.14 for new SCBAs and a new cascade system.