LIBERTY -Two Casey County volunteer fire departments have been awarded $423,178 in grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
The Southeast Casey Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $237,500 grant and the Brush Creek Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $185,678, according to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.
"Volunteer fire departments are a critical part of local community safety networks, particularly in rural areas like the First Congressional District," Whitfield said. "The Southeast Casey Volunteer Fire Department and the Brush Creek Volunteer Fire Department do a great job serving the residents of Casey County and I am pleased to support them in any way I can."
The fire departments received the grant through the Vehicle Acquisition program. These funds may be used to purchase brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances, aerials, foam units and fireboats, among other items.