Washington, DCToday, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) announced that over $850,000 in federal funds have been awarded to local fire departments in the community. The Cities of Trotwood, Vandalia, Brookeville and Dayton, all in Turner's district, were allocated funds under the Department of Homeland Security's FY21 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). 

"While everyone else is running away from danger, first responders run towards it," said Turner. "These brave men and women deserve the best possible resources as they work tirelessly everyday to keep our communities safe. Securing funding for our local fire and emergency response departments is and will continue to be a top priority of mine." 

FY21 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Awards:

City of Trotwood: $324,670.90

City of Vandalia: $225,567.00

City of Brookeville: $180,761.90

City of Dayton: $153,005.86

Total Funding Secured for Local Fire Departments: $884,005.66


AFG awards are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. The grants are used to fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support community resilience.

Since 2015, more than $10 million has been awarded from the AFG to Miami Valley fire and EMS departments.