DAYTON, OHIO – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) announced that over $450,000 in federal funds have been awarded to local firefighters and paramedics in the Southwest Ohio area. The Cities of Huber Heights and Springfield, both in Turner’s district, were allocated funds under the Department of Homeland Security’s FY22 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. Recipients are eligible to direct these funds toward operations and safety, vehicle acquisition, and regional projects. The City of Dayton, also in Turner’s district, was allocated funds under the Department of Homeland Security’s Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program, which is part of the AFG Program. Recipients are eligible to direct these funds toward community risk reduction, code enforcement and awareness, and firefighter safety research and development.
“Southwest Ohio is home to the finest emergency medical services and firefighters that our country has to offer,” said Congressman Mike Turner. “Since my time as Mayor of Dayton, securing federal funding for the Miami Valley’s first responders has been among my top priorities. The brave men and women who serve in our fire and EMS departments are the very best of us, and they deserve our unwavering support.”
FY22 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Awards:
City of Huber Heights: $374,545.45
City of Springfield: $43,761.54
FY22 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program Awards:
City of Dayton: $47,111.42
Total Funding Secured for Local Fire Departments: $465,418.41
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.