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4 Acadiana fire departments approved funding to help improve safety

Posted at 11:33 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 12:43:43-04
Photo of firefighters battling blaze (Photo: MGN Online)
Four Acadiana fire departments to receive $293,763 in grants to help improve safety.  (Photo: MGN Online)

Four Acadiana fire departments were approved today for more funding to help assist in improving operations and safety, according to U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA).

A total of $621,922 in federal grants for eight Louisiana fire departments is part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Cassidy sent letters to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advocating for Louisiana fire departments applying for these grants.

“Firefighters work long hours and often risk their lives to save others,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Because of this funding, more men and women will have better equipment, improving their safety and effectiveness as they do their jobs and serve our communities.”

The AFG grants were awarded to the following departments:

  •      $26,586: Arnaudville Volunteer Fire Department (Arnaudville)
  •     $97,510: Butte LaRose Volunteer Fire Department (Breaux Bridge)
  •     $198,096: City of Covington Fire Department (Covington)
  •     $48,572: Delhi Fire Department (Delhi)
  •     $73,810: Northeast Bossier Fire District 5 (Plain Dealing)
  •     $7,681: Ruston Fire Department (Ruston)
  •     $78,605: Cade Volunteer Fire Department (St. Martinville)
  •      $91,062: Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department (St. Martinville)