Hoyer Announces SAFER Grant Awarded to
“Volunteer fire departments in Maryland play a critical role in keeping our communities safe,” said Congressman Hoyer. “That’s why I’ve been a strong advocate for the SAFER program so we can ensure that our departments are adequately staffed and our volunteers have the necessary training to respond to emergencies. As co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, I will continue to work with my colleagues here in Congress to ensure our departments have the resources needed to recruit, train, and retain volunteers.”
The SAFER grant program provides necessary funding to help ensure 24-hour staffing at our nation’s fire stations so that communities are protected from fire and fire-related hazards. Each year, Congressman Hoyer leads a letter with Members of Congress to the Appropriations Committee to ensure adequate federal funding for fire fighters across the country. Click here for more information on SAFER grants.