05.28.10

Rep. Schiff Announces $1.6 Million Grant, Congratulates Glendale Fire Department

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Glendale Fire Department has been awarded a $1.6 million grant under the Fiscal Year 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program.  The funding, administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the U.S. Fire Administration, will be used to speed response times on fires. 

“Our fire fighters and first responders provide critically important services to keep our families and communities safe," Rep. Schiff said. "I congratulate Chief Scoggins and the Glendale Fire Department on being awarded this important funding, which will provide the Glendale Fire Department with the tools they need to continue their vital work and reduce emergency response times.” 

“On behalf of the 12 cities that our fire department provides dispatching services for fire and EMS, we are very pleased to have been awarded this $1.6 million Assistance to Firefighter Grant and thank Congressman Schiff for his support,” said Glendale Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins.  “These funds will help improve our response times, getting us out the door to respond to any given emergency in the communities that we serve even faster than we do today.”