Darke volunteer fire dept. wins $18K safety grant

The award is part of the round 13 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program, administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office announced Wednesday.

The AFG program helps firefighters and other first responders improve their ability to protect the public and themselves.

Projects funded in the operations and safety category include training, facility upgrades and modifications, and supplies such as protective equipment.

"These new federal resources will help ensure that Osgood's skilled responders have the updated resources they need to safely do their jobs," Brown said in a prepared statement.

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