Fairmount fire department awarded additional funds
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts announced July 29 more than $407,000 in two grants to improve homeland security.
The Fairmount Township Fire Department will receive $216,760 for hiring purposes.
The funds were awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security's 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program. The program assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments throughout the United States.