Atlanta (WVLT) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced they will give more than a half million dollars in grants to seven volunteer fire departments across the state, including four in East Tennessee.
The Joyner Volunteer Fire Department in Oliver Springs received the largest grant of those four departments at $80,797.
They were followed by the LaFollette Fire Department with $56,050, Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department at $52,670 and the Caryville Fire Department with $22,990.
“Thanksgiving is a time for sharing and caring throughout the United States, and not a time for recovering from a fire in our homes and businesses,” said U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade. “These grants continue FEMA’s commitment to ensure fire departments are receiving much needed funds to better protect the communities they serve.”
The departments will use the grants to improve operations and promote fire safety.