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Guthrie Supports Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department PPE Grant

Washington, January 26, 2021 | S.K. Bowen (202-225-3501)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) supported funding to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to first responders in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Using funding authorized from the CARES Act, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded a PPE grant for the Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department. A total of $6,590 was awarded to help purchase responder adapters and cartridges to protect local firefighters from COVID-19 exposure.

“Thanks to this PPE grant, firefighters with the Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department will have access to equipment to provide additional protection from COVID-19,” said Guthrie. “Just as firefighters have equipment to protect themselves from a fire or another emergency, they should also have equipment to protect themselves from COVID-19 during this public health emergency. I’m glad to see federal funding I voted for in the CARES Act is being distributed to help Kentucky first responders.”

Earlier this month Guthrie announced a PPE grant for Alvaton, Browning, Plano, and Woodburn Volunteer Fire Departments. Click HERE for more information.