Last updated: June 06. 2014 3:29AM - 165 Views
Karissa Blackburn kblackburn@civitasmedia.com

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It was announced Thurs., June 5, by U.S. Congressman Nick Rahall, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded funding to the Cora Volunteer Fire Department.

“Federal grants like this one for Cora can help ensure our firefighters are equipped with first rate equipment and training to save lives and protect our communities,” Rahall said. “I am pleased to work with our local volunteer fire departments and support their efforts in applying for these funds so that they can take full advantage of the Federal resources available to them.”

According to Rahall’s office, the Cora Volunteer Fire Department will receive nearly $25,000 to purchase air bags and stabilization equipment, which is used in vehicular accidents to lift and stabilize a vehicle in order to remove accident victims, as well as various rescue tools and emergency medical services equipment.

Cora VFD was awarded this money under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program which awards grants directly to local fire departments and Emergency Medical Service organizations to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel.

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