Rep. Meadows Presents “Assistance to Firefighters” Grants to NC-11 Firefighters
Washington, D.C. – Last weekend, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined the Fletcher Fire Department and the Upper Hominy Fire Department to present “Assistance to Firefighters” Grants from the Department of Homeland Security.
The grants were awarded as part of a program through FEMA that seeks to “enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards.” The program provides direct assistance to eligible fire departments for needed equipment upgrades, additional training, and emergency services. Rep. Meadows joined both departments last weekend to present the grants in person and congratulate the teams.
“As I’ve often said, Western North Carolina is blessed with the best first responders in the country—beginning with our firefighters,” said Meadows. “Their day to day professionalism and commitment to keeping our communities safe is truly second to none. I was honored to be with the Fletcher Fire Department and the Upper Hominy Fire Department teams, and I’m thrilled to see them awarded the well-deserved financial assistance that will improve their emergency services capabilities in the months and years to come.”
Chief Greg Garland of the Fletcher Fire Department and Chief Shane Prestwood of the Upper Hominy Fire Department added the following statement: “We greatly appreciate everything that Congressman Meadows and his office does for emergency services in Fletcher, Hominy Valley, and Western North Carolina."
With the Fletcher Fire Department
With the Upper Hominy Fire Department