City Wins $800,000 Grant to Buy Fire Truck

Oakland has been selected to receive nearly $800,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for the purchase of an additional fire truck for the Oakland Fire Department.
The city will receive $789,360 through the FEMA Assistance Firefighters Grant Program, which provides special funding to enhance the ability of fire departments to protect the public and fire personnel from fire and related hazards.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee worked closely with local officials over the past year to secure this funding. The grant is especially useful because the fire department’s budget has been reduced by 15.4 percent over the past four years.
 “Many cities have applied for this highly-competitive grant, and I couldn’t be more pleased that Oakland is one of the few cities in the country selected to r

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