Aug 16 2007

Graham Announces $258,000 for Glassy Mountain Fire Department in Landrum

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham today announced Glassy Mountain Fire Department in Landrum will receive a $258,734 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program grant.  The SAFER Program assists in the hiring of full time firefighters and supports the recruitment and retention of volunteer fire fighters.

“Firefighters and emergency service personnel dedicate themselves to protecting the health and safety of South Carolinians,” said Graham.  “These grants will help our local fire departments by providing them the means to recruit and retain dedicated professionals.”

The grants are made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.