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Senators: Tupelo, Columbus fire departments receiving funds

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Money is being awarded to two local fire departments.

Posted: Jul 13, 2018 4:01 PM

WASHINGTON (WTVA) - Money is being awarded to two local fire departments. 

On Friday, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the award of $331,989 in FEMA grants to the Columbus, Tupelo and Southaven fire departments. 

The cities will use the funds to install advanced source capture exhaust systems at their fire stations to protect employees from diesel exhaust fumes. 

The grants are being made as part of the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. 

  • Columbus will receive $171,410 

  • Southaven will receive $87,830  

  • Tupelo will receive $72,749 

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