Vitter: $1M FEMA Grant For St. Tammany Fire Districts
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's senior U.S. senator says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding a $1,057,500 grant to help multiple fire districts in St. Tammany Parish.
Sen. David Vitter announced the grant Wednesday in a news release. He says the money will go toward improvements to radio and communications equipment.
The departments awarded the FEMA Fire Act Grant for Interoperable Communications are St. Tammany Fire Districts number 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, and the City of Covington Fire Department.
The fire districts will get $96,136, with the cost prorated to each division based on what equipment that branch receives.