FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM)– Fairfax County Fire and Rescue has been awarded two federal grants to help the department with PPE supplies.
The department was awarded over $70 thousand under the firefighters grant program because of COVID-19. According to officials, the funds will be used to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies needed to prevent and prepare for public health emergencies. FCFRD was also awarded $193,050 through the FY2019 Assistance to Firefighters Program Grant.
Officials also said the department will utilize the funds to purchase cancer screening kits.