First responders across the tri-state have needed to invest in PPE to keep their workers safe while serving our community, and now a fire department in Daviess County has gotten funding to ensure the safety of their volunteers.
Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced a PPE grant for $2,782 for the Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department in Whitesville, Kentucky.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our local first responders have been answering the call to help people in the community,” said Guthrie. “With this new federal grant, Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department will be able to purchase more PPE to help protect against COVID-19. While PPE is effective in helping stop the spread of the virus, vaccines will ultimately protect us from COVID-19 and help us get back to normal. With Kentucky first responders eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, I encourage firefighters to roll up their sleeves to help defeat COVID-19 across the Commonwealth and country.”
The fire department in Daviess County is using their newlay awarded grant to acquire PPE to protect against Covid-19. This funding was authorized by the CARES Act.