WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - Multiple fire departments across the state have been awarded money to help with the purchase of equipment and recruit new employees.
On Friday, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the award of $3,175,628 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to fire departments across the state.
This includes departments in Grenada, Walnut and Booneville.
The grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
The Grenada Fire Department will receive $258,004 to hire additional firefighters
The Threeforks Volunteer Fire Department in Walnut will receive $48,286 to purchase eight Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses and two face masks.
The Wheeler-Frankstown Volunteer Fire Department in Booneville will receive $45,715 to support operations and safety upgrades.