FEMA Awards Lehigh Acres
Fire Nearly 6.8 Million
These will be the second SAFER grant that this department has received. In 2009 the LAFD received 8,971,857.00.
“Prior to our notification, there have been 32 awards given by FEMA totaling $46,630,854 as of June 22, 2012. This does not include our Fire District’s award,” Adams said.
“The Fire District received email notification on June 22 directly from FEMA that we were awarded the 2011 SAFER Grant. The district currently has not received verbal confirmation of the grant from our congressmen’s Office as of yet, but anticipates it soon. The fire district was awarded the full amount which was requested,” Adams said.
The announcement of the award will be made at the upcoming June 27 commission meeting at its station on 16th St. off of Sunshine Blvd.
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA and OSHA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720 and OSHA 1910.134).