MCFRS News Release
Assistance to Firefighters Federal Grant for Emergency Communications Equipment
Montgomery County Fire Chief Tom Carr
and Executive Ike Leggett to join
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and other elected officials
In announcing Assistance to Firefighters Federal Grant
for Emergency Communications Equipment
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Rockville Volunteer Fire Department
(Montgomery County Fire Station #23)
121 Rollins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Fire Chief Tom Carr and U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski will announce a $1.3 million federal grant to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. The Assistance to Firefighters grant award will fund critical emergency communications equipment to enhance firefighter safety and operational accountability, in addition to improve direct dispatch capabilities and first responder communications across jurisdictions in the Washington Metropolitan area.
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will provide static displays of radio equipment, pagers and the associated components similar to those to be funded by the grant.