Cook Springs, Town of Pell City Fire Department Receives Federal Grants | New


The Town of Pell City and the Cook Springs Fire Department received funding from the United States Department of Homeland Security. The city will receive $23,809.52 and the fire department $53,761.90. The funds will be used to purchase new operating and security equipment.

Thanks to the Firefighters Assistance Grant, wireless headsets will now be available to emergency vehicles in the event of a fire, making it easier to communicate through the sound of sirens. The devices can also be used to broadcast radio reports to first responders. The department applies for the grant annually.

Fire Chief Tim Kurzejeski said he is grateful for the funding which will provide another level of safety for responders. Funding for the grant was announced by U.S. Representative Mike Rogers.

“Mike Rogers has always been a huge supporter of the fire department and a huge supporter of always supporting the district and what’s going on there,” Kurzejeski said.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the goal of the program is to award funds directly to fire departments, unaffiliated EMS organizations and state fire training academies. These awards are intended to improve the ability of first responders to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first responder personnel, from fire hazards.

“St. Clair County First Responders are the ones the community relies on in times of crisis,” Rogers said in a press release. “This grant will provide funding to the Pell City and Cook Springs Fire Department. to keep the community safe.”


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