Ellenboro VFD receives grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department was one of three departments statewide which will share in grant funding to purchase safety equipment, and strengthen professional training and wellness programs.

Democratic U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and Congressman Nick Rahall announced more than $173,000 in federal funding for the three West Virginia fire departments.

Ellenboro will receive $78,470 in funding, the Harts Volunteer Fire Department which will receive $47,443 and the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department which will receive $42,272.

The award will help fund professional training, including the purchase of equipment for fitness and wellness programs. It also helps departments obtain emergency vehicles, protective equipment, and other safety supplies.

The funding comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, a competitive grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).