FEMA awards grants to Fla. cities

Published: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 2:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 2:54 p.m.

NAPLES, Fla. - Two cities and two counties in Florida are getting nearly $600,000 in federal grant money for fire departments and emergency medical service providers.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the grants are meant to improve response capabilities and help protect the public's health and safety with respect to fire and other hazards.

The grants are applied toward fire and health training and first responder programs, and the purchase of equipment and response vehicles.

A total of $592,010 will be handed to the city of Macclenny for vehicle acquisition; to Volusia County Fire Services for operations and safety; to Collier County emergency management for operations and safety; and to the city of Malabar's fire department for operations and safety.

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