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Ruppersberger Announces $46,000 Grant For the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County

Nov 20, 2009
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2) is pleased to announce that the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County has been awarded a $46,000 federal grant. The Fire Company says it will use the money to pay for safety improvements to the firehouse including an upgrade to the building's exhaust system.

"Our first responders are vital to the safety of our families and our communities. This money will help firefighters with the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County keep their firehouse safe so they can keep our neighborhoods safe," said Congressman Ruppersberger.

The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company is a group of dedicated volunteers who devote their personal time to serving the safety needs of citizens of eastern Baltimore County.

The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of the "2003 Assistance to Firefighter Grant" program. To date, over 2600 fire companies across the country have received almost $170 million to support the work they do in our communities.