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Athens County Receives Grant Funding for First Responders

March 15, 2023
Jay Edwards News

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COLUMBUS –Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today released the sixth round of awards for the Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention and Resilience program, announced State Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville).

The Athens Fire Department will receive $460,393.05 to hire 2.5 full-time firefighters for two years. 

“This funding will continue to support our first responders in Athens County,” said Edwards. “I will continue to advocate for public safety throughout the 94th House District and the state of Ohio.”

The grant program was launched in 2022 to support the recruitment and wellness needs of Ohio’s first responders.