WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced Wednesday that the Weston Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $280,395 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
"Our volunteer firefighters have made a selfless commitment to protect their communities, and we have a duty to provide the support and resources they need to do their jobs safely," said Capito. "I'm pleased to see these dollars coming to Lewis County. Grants like this one are critical to our first responders and I know they will be put to good use."
The Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program is a funding initiative designed to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve the nation's overall level of preparedness.