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W.Va. fire departments receive FEMA assistance grants

Grants totaling more than $887,000 awarded in West Virginia


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced new Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) awards totaling $887,145 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will benefit Springfield Valley Volunteer Fire Company in Hampshire County, Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. in Wood County and Independent Fire Company No. 1, Inc. in Jefferson County.


“In order to keep our communities safe, West Virginia’s emergency responders must be equipped with the resources needed to help save lives. This funding will help firefighters respond quickly and efficiently to emergency situations, and help ensure the safety of those on the front lines,” said Senator Capito.


“Our dedicated firefighters and ‎first responders voluntarily put their lives on line each and every day to keep the people of West Virginia safe,” Senator Manchin said. “I witnessed their hard work and commitment firsthand from my experience working with the Marion County Volunteer Fire Department. This funding will provide local volunteer fire departments in Springfield, Mineral Wells and Ranson with the resources and equipment they need to properly respond to emergencies andcontinue to protect West Virginians.”


Individual awards are listed below:


  • $45,239 – Springfield Valley Volunteer Fire Company – Springfield, Hampshire County


  • $655,239 – Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. – Mineral Wells, Wood County


  • $186,667 – Independent Fire Company No. 1, Inc. – Ranson, Jefferson County


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