Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces Grant Award for the City of Gary Fire Department

Jun 1, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant for the City of Gary Fire Department under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

The $758,044 grant award is able to support the operations and safety components of the City of Gary Fire Department.  Specifically, the funding is able to support professional training, wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations and safety.

Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I congratulate Mayor Freeman-Wilson and Fire Chief Bradley for successfully obtaining this grant award.  Our brave firefighters are on duty saving lives 24 hours of every day.  I am pleased that this funding will further enhance their abilities to protect themselves and keep our communities safe.”

City of Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson stated, “We are honored to receive this support from the federal government and I commend Congressman Visclosky and his team on making us aware of opportunities and Chief Bradley and his team for working hard to take advantage of dollars to enhance their efforts on behalf of Gary citizens.”  

For additional information on FEMA’s AFG program, click here.