Huntingtown VFD Receives $94,410 Federal Grant

WASHINGTON (May 4, 2010) – The Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad has been awarded $94,410 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) under the Operations & Safety section. The funds will be used to purchase firefighting equipment, EMS equipment, and a thermal imaging camera.

AFGP grants fund firefighting equipment, personal protection equipment, training, firefighting vehicles, firefighter/first responder safety projects, and staffing recruitment and retention, as well as public fire safety education. Since 2001, Maryland fire departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units have received over $81 million in AFGP funding, nearly $1 million of which has gone to fire departments and EMS units in Calvert County.

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