Lipinski Announces $103,516 Federal Grant To Brookfield Fire Department

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] Today, Congressman Lipinski announced that the Brookfield Fire Department will be awarded $103,516 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG).  This grants program provides needed federal funds to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations in order to improve the response capabilities of our nation's first responders and the safety of our communities.

"First responders are asked to do more now than ever before, and federal funding is needed to meet these demands," said Rep. Lipinski.  "This grant of over one-hundred thousand dollars will allow Brookfield Fire Department to improve upon their already impressive record of service to Brookfield and the surrounding communities, and in doing so, improve the safety and quality of life of the residents of the Village of Brookfield.  I am proud to announce this grant award and look forward to continuing to work to secure necessary federal funds for the Village of Brookfield and all of the communities and residents of the Third District."

(September 6, 2007)


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