The Cora Volunteer Fire Department will receive nearly $41,500 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to buy smoke, carbon monoxide, and natural gas detectors for low-income households with seniors and children.
FEMA’s mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that the nation works together to build, sustain and improve capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
Congressman Nick Rahall announced the funding will also be awarded to to the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department in Cabell County.
“Our firefighters put their lives on the line each day that they put on their uniform to go work. I aim to keep on fighting to protect this vital source of funding for our volunteer fire departments to help ensure that they have the resources they need to keep our communities safe,” said Rahall.
The Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department will receive $27,600 in funding to purchase Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) which includes ten full sets of gear, helmets, coats, boots, and gloves.
(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1729 or on Twitter @kblackb2)