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Washington, D.C. —  Senator John Thune announced today that the United States Department of Homeland Security awarded the Canton Volunteer Fire Department a $78,825 grant for operations and firefighting safety.

“These resources will help the Canton Volunteer Fire Department better serve the people in and around Canton and Lincoln County,” said Thune.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awards one-year grants directly to fire departments to support the nation's firefighters and the services they deliver. For the 2004 program, Congress appropriated, and President Bush signed into law, $750 million in direct assistance to firefighters to improve the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, and to establish or expand fire prevention programs throughout the United States. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) administers the program, in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.