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Washington, D.C. – Cheyenne and Casper are set to receive federal funding to maintain and develop fire prevention and safety programs, according to U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program has awarded Fire Prevention and Safety (FPS) grants of $17,484 and $18,000 to Cheyenne Fire & Rescue and the Casper Fire Department, respectively. The FPS grants are awarded to private and public applicant organizations recognized specifically for their experience and expertise in fire prevention or safety programs and activities.

“These grants should help reduce the number of fires and fire-related injuries in Wyoming this year and encourage more Wyoming-based safety and fire-prevention organizations to develop new fire-prevention projects,” said Enzi.

Many of these awards represent innovative solutions for the delivery of fire prevention activities throughout the United States. The highest priorities are given to projects focusing on the prevention of fire-related injuries to children.

Fire departments with questions regarding the AFG program can reach the FEMA Grant Program staff at 1-866-274-0960, or via email at usfagrants@fema.gov. For current information regarding these grant awards, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.

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