July 16, 2024

Five VFDs in SoMD Receive Assistance Grants

Grants

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service awarded Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 52 volunteer fire departments across the state, including five in Southern Maryland,

MD Won’t Send Guard to Southern Border

Border

A growing list of Republican leaders are sending their state National Guard soldiers or other state law enforcement officers to the US border with Mexico. Gov. Wes Moore (D) said last week that “Maryland’s not doing that. Right now, what Maryland is doing — Maryland is focusing on public safety here. Maryland is focusing on our schools here. Maryland is focusing on the myriad of challenges and the myriad of opportunities that we have here in the state of Maryland … .”

$135,800 Federal Grant for Ridge Vol. Fire Dept.

Congressman Steny Hoyer helped create the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants in 2001 to enhance response capabilities for all emergency service workers.