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Cedar Lake Fire Receives FEMA Funds

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Lakeshore Staff

July 18, 2014 — One public safety group in Lake County, Ind. is benefitting from recent federal funds.

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been award a $58,247 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

“This much needed grant funding comes to us at a perfect time. Our department desperately needs updated equipment including new turnout gear. We are grateful to Congressman Visclosky for his efforts in helping our department secure this funding,” said Fire Chief Todd Wilkening.

“We depend on our first responders and public safety personnel to keep us safe, and in return we must provide these public servants with the best possible protective equipment available. I thank the Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department for their hard work and due diligence in securing this grant,” Congressman Visclosky said.

Source: Office of Congresman Visclosky

 

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