Hackneyville, Reeltown VFDs receive grants for new trucksPublished 4:59pm Friday, March 2, 2012
Congressman Mike Rogers congratulated the men and women of the Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department and Reeltown Volunteer Fire Department Friday for receiving a total of $437,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Rogers said the funding would help the Tallapoosa County fire departments purchase new firefighting vehicles.
“Tallapoosa County’s first responders are our first line of defense,” Rogers said. “I congratulate the men and women of the Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department and Reeltown Volunteer Fire Department for receiving these grants, and hope it will ultimately help increase the safety for all local citizens.”
Rogers said the grants were awarded under the 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, an essential federal program which supports first responders across Alabama and the nation. Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department should receive a $223,250 grant, and Reeltown Volunteer Fire Department should receive a $231,750 grant to fund new firefighting vehicles.
“I am pleased to see the federal government is continuing to make these types of investments in the Third District,” Rogers said.