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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Graves Announces Funding to Enhance Fire Protection in Terrebonne Parish

September 6, 2019
Press Release

Graves Announces Funding to Enhance Fire Protection in Terrebonne Parish

 

Thibodaux, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced today that the Bayou Cane Fire Protection District in Houma will receive a $278,027 federal grant to hire new staff. The grant will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.

 

“This is a win for citizens in Houma and across Terrebonne Parish, and we’re excited to see Fire Chief Himmel and his team leverage these dollars to bring on additional personnel to help fight and prevent fires, educate the public and continue to serve and protect our communities,” said Graves.

 

About the SAFER Program:

 

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program is designed to strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve the nation’s overall level of preparedness. The SAFER Program is appropriated by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-141) and authorized by Section 34 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. § 2229a). The goal of any SAFER grant is to enhance the ability of recipients to attain and maintain 24-hour fire department staffing and to better assure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.

 

Learn more here.

 

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