McCord’s Fire Department Receives Grant
The men and women of the McCord’s Volunteer Fire Department receive a more than $18,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Officials say it will help the Cherokee County fire department purchase new operations and safety equipment. The grant will be awarded under the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, an essential Federal program which supports first responders across Alabama and the nation. According to the Homeland Security Department, the purpose of the program is to award funding directly to fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and state fire training academies that are unaffiliated with a hospital.