City Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant

Published by The Bee News

August 23, 2021

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Lake Havasu City Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant

Lake Havasu City received notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of a grant award under FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).  The AFG grant provides Lake Havasu City with $90,000.00 in federal funding plus a 10% match from the City totaling $99,000.00.

The AFG program, provide federal funding directly to local fire departments and emergency organizations.  The purpose for AFG is to help firefighters and first responders obtain the equipment, training and other resources necessary to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

The AFG funds are to be utilized to help the Lake Havasu City Fire Department purchase eleven new Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) to replace outdated units. TICs are important pieces of equipment that provide the ability to detect heat signatures within a structure allowing for trapped and or unseen victims to be found through the smoke of a fire.

For more information, please contact Lake Havasu City Fire Department at (928) 854-0758.

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