MIAMISBURG, OHIO – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) announced that over $3 million in federal funds have been awarded to local firefighters in the Southwest Ohio area. The Miami Valley Fire District, which is in Turner's district, was allocated funds under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Fiscal Year 2022 Staffing For Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program. Recipients are eligible to direct these funds toward increasing staffing and deployment capabilities to respond to emergencies.
“The Miami Valley Fire District employs many of Ohio's hardest-working firefighters, and I am glad that they have received such a significant boost in federal funding through the SAFER Program,” said Congressman Mike Turner. “This grant will enable the department to maintain its high standard of excellence by hiring more first responders, who will undoubtedly make our community safer.”
FY22 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program Grant Awards:
Miami Valley Fire District: $3,257,245.89
SAFER Program 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 provide direct funding to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to enhance the departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response, and operational standards.