Pearson, Ga. — Fire safety upgrades are coming to Atkinson County thanks to U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock.
Sens. Ossoff and Warnock are delivering $102,000 to Atkinson County through the Federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to retain and hire firefighters.
Sens. Ossoff and Warnock secured resources for the SAFER program with bipartisan support through last year’s government funding package.
“Firefighters in Atkinson County 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.”