August 17, 2021

Neguse Announces $21,636 Regional Grant for the North Metro Fire Rescue District

Broomfield, CO—Today,  Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the North Metro Fire Rescue District in Broomfield, CO will receive a $21,636 regional grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This funding will be used to provide firefighters with improved National Fire Protection Association compliant tools and equipment as well as new state of the art training programs.

“When our communities are seeing wildfire seasons turn into wildfire years, ensuring our firefighters have the resources to keep us safe is crucial,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This grant will help us provide equipment and assistance to the brave men and women who make tremendous sacrifices to defend our homes. I am proud to support our local firefighters and will continue doing everything in my power to support them in Congress.”

In 2021 Congressman Neguse launched the first-ever Congressional Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus to coordinate congressional response to wildfires and highlight science-based wildfire mitigation policies. He is also working on comprehensive legislation to overhaul the firefighter pay system to increase pay, benefits and classification for wildland firefighters.  In October 2020, Congressman Neguse sent a letter to the Department of Interior calling for the Department to coordinate with the Office of Personnel Management to review and increase the pay scale for all federal wildland firefighters. 

The AFG program awards grants directly to fire departments and EMS organizations that are unaffiliated with a hospital to enhance their response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards. For more information on the AFG program, please visit: FEMA Firefighter Grants.

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