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Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)

The United States Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue funding for new life saving equipment. 
 
The funding total is $432,294, of which the federal share is $392,994.55 and the local share is $39,299.45. Funding will be used for the purchase of automatic chest compressions devices used during the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 
 
“We are excited to receive this award,” said Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Chief Randy Smith. “This life-saving technology will be extremely beneficial for anyone who may be suffering from cardiac arrest.” 
 
Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue applied for the grant in 2019 as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The purpose of the AFG program is to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards. 
 
For more information about Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue visit Tuscaloosa.com/fire.