July 25, 2003 Posted at 7:34 a.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The federal government recently awarded 600-thousand-295 dollars in grants to 14 rural fire departments in Arkansas. That announcement is from the Arkansas congressional delegation.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration and the U-S Department of Homeland Security administer the grants. The money provides resources necessary to ensure the safety of firefighters and the public.
The departments and the grant amounts are:
*Saffell Volunteer Fire Department, Lawrence County, $36,896.
*Oxford Volunteer Fire Department, Izard County, $29,990.
*Oppelo Volunteer Fire Department, Conway County, $36,450.
*Shaw Volunteer Fire Department, Saline County, $88,785.
*Green Forest Fire Department, Carroll County, $62,640.
*Midland Fire Department, Sebastian County, $9,722.
*Siloam Springs Fire Department, Benton County, $69,174.
*Wright-Pastoria Fire Department, Jefferson County, $40,140.
*Belfast-Palestine Volunteer Fire Department, Grant County, $36,857.
*Highway 35-South Fire Department, Cleveland County, $28,620.
*Macedonia Dorcheat Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia County, $28,800.
*Magazine Fire Department, Logan County, $54,749.
*Doddridge Volunteer Fire Department, Miller County, $38,340.
*Cerro Gordo Firefighters Inc., Little River County, $39,132.