WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $597,900.90 in federal funding for Baltimore firefighters and first responders. The funding will help fire departments, state fire training academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations enhance their response capabilities and better protect the health and safety of the public and first-responders. This funding also provides for active shooter trainings and the purchase of HAZMAT supplies.
“Baltimore firefighters and first responders are on the front lines every single day, working tirelessly to keep Marylanders safe. This federal funding will help provide Baltimore City Firefighters with the tools and training they need to continue doing their jobs safely and providing critical services to Baltimore residents,” said the lawmakers.
Funding is awarded to the Baltimore City Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security’s FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.