DAYTON, OHIO – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) announced that over $200,000 in federal funds have been awarded to local firefighters in the Southwest Ohio area. Green Township and the City of Trotwood, both in Turner's district, were allocated funds under the Department of Homeland Security's FY22 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Recipients are eligible to direct these funds toward operations and safety, vehicle acquisition, and regional projects.

"The men and women at our fire and EMS departments work tirelessly every day to keep our communities safe," said Congressman Mike Turner. "Their commitment to serving the people of Miami Valley is nothing short of heroic, and I will continue to support efforts to secure federal funding for our first responders."

FY22 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Awards:

Green Township Fire & EMS Department: $128,675.23

City of Trotwood Fire & Rescue Department: $99,081.81

Total Funding Secured for Local Fire Departments: $227,757.04


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 fire and EMS departments in the Dayton area.