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Vitter announces over $400,000 in grants to Louisiana fire departments

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U.S. Sen. David Vitter U.S. Sen. David Vitter
LAFAYETTE, La. -

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant program will award a total of $440,681 to four fire departments in Vermillion, Bienville, Morehouse and Lafayette Parishes.

"Local firefighters' hard work to protect families throughout Louisiana cannot be undervalued," Vitter said. "Ensuring safety for all people in Louisiana continues to be a top responsibility."

The funds from these grants will be used to improve the safety of the public and first responder personnel, and will fund training programs, critical equipment, improvements to facilities and other firefighting supplies.

The Henry Volunteer Fire Department in Erath will receive $111,711. Bienville Parish Fire Protection District 6 in Castor will receive $79,040. Ward 8 Fire Protection District 1 in Collinston will receive $79,515. Lafayette Consolidated Government Fire Department will receive $170,415.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant program will award a total of $440,681 to four fire departments in Vermillion, Bienville, Morehouse and Lafayette Parishes.

"Local firefighters' hard work to protect families throughout Louisiana cannot be undervalued," Vitter said. "Ensuring safety for all people in Louisiana continues to be a top responsibility."

The funds from these grants will be used to improve the safety of the public and first responder personnel, and will fund training programs, critical equipment, improvements to facilities and other firefighting supplies.

The Henry Volunteer Fire Department in Erath will receive $111,711. Bienville Parish Fire Protection District 6 in Castor will receive $79,040. Ward 8 Fire Protection District 1 in Collinston will receive $79,515. Lafayette Consolidated Government Fire Department will receive $170,415.

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