WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01) is pleased to announce a $135,715 Operations and Safety grant for the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department in Adair County. The award, from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will provide funds that can be used for professional training, wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety.
“I am pleased to see the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department receive this important federal grant,” Whitfield said. “These resources will enhance service during emergency conditions within Adair County and assist the neighboring region as well.”
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency administers this program in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. More information can be found on the web at: http://www.fema.gov/firegrants.