Grants pleasant for fire department
PLEASANT HILLS, Pa.--Sens. Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum, both R-Pa., jointly announced $248,188 in grant money would soon be on its way to the Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Department, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported.
The fire department will use the funds for firefighter operations, firefigher safety, emergency medical services, purchase of vehicles and prevention programs.
The federal grant is from two sources: the Department of Homeland Security's office of state and local government coordination and preparedness, and the U.S. Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters program.