Fitzgerald, Ga. — U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff announced new resources to improve public safety in Fitzgerald.
Sens. Ossoff and Rev. Warnock are delivering a new grant and loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants program to help the City purchase a new fire truck.
According to local officials, the Department’s current vehicle urgently needs to be replaced and is beyond repair.
“Firefighters in Fitzgerald and across Georgia put their lives on the line to keep families safe,” Sen. Ossoff said. “Senator Warnock and I will never stop championing Georgia’s heroic fire departments, and these resources will help them respond to emergencies that threaten lives and property.”
“Our firefighters are some of the best among us. They run into danger to preserve our safety, and they are beacons of courage and resilience in every corner of Georgia. That is why I am honored to join Senator Ossoff in announcing these new investments in public safety for fire departments across the state,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Senator Ossoff and I will continue working to secure additional investments, so these brave public servants are able to protect and serve to the fullest of their abilities.”
The new fire truck will allow the Fitzgerald Fire Department to provide support and improve emergency response times.
Earlier this summer, Sens. Ossoff and Warnock delivered new resources in Metro Atlanta, Augusta and Twin City through the Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which provides funding to upgrade equipment, upgrade or purchase new vehicles, train firefighters, and more.
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