Fire services in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties received more than $100,000 in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve fire prevention and safety in their communities, Congressman John Sarbanes said in a statement released Wednesday.
The money comes from FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Program, an initiative designed to help local fire departments educate residents about how best to mitigate the hazard risk of fire.
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services will receive more than $96,000 from the grant. The City of Annapolis Fire Department gets more than $19,000 in grant funding.
“Expanding access to life-saving information about fire safety will go a long way toward making our homes and our neighborhoods safer,” said Sarbanes. “This important federal investment in Howard County and Annapolis will help our first responders better serve and protect local communities.”