Local EMS gets federal grant


Friday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $222,737 to Delaware County EMS for Operations and Safety upgrades through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“Ohio firefighters and first responders work every day to protect our families,” Brown said in a news release. “We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities like Delaware County have the resources to shield families and homes from fire hazards.”

The AFG program supports fire departments across the country to ensure the safety of both first-responders and the public. The program provides funds for supplemental training, upgrades to protective equipment, facility modifications, and other supplies that protect firefighters and first-responders in moments of crisis.