U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) announced that 18 Indiana fire departments will receive funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program totaling nearly $1.4 million. AFG funds are used to increase the effectiveness of firefighting and emergency response operations, as well as to improve firefighter health and safety programs. The following departments received grants:

Lake Ridge Volunteer Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$68,339.00


East Chicago Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$40,500.00

Bean Blossom Township-Stinesville Fire Dept. Inc.
Operations and Safety
$53,960.00

Liberty Township
Operations and Safety
$64,112.00

Walnut Township Fire Dept. and EMS
Operations and Safety
$20,031.00

Oaktown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Operations and Safety
$60,096.00

Chalmers Community Volunteer Fire Dept.
Operations and Safety
$69,825.00

Westfield Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$95,850.00

Amboy Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
Operations and Safety
$30,400.00

Beech Creek Township Eastern Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$38,475.00

Michigan Township Volunteer Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$53,502.00

Carter Fire District
Operations and Safety
$41,126.00

South Bend Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$360,000.00

Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$99,655.00

Garrett Fire Department
Vehicle Acquisition
$190,000.00

Greenwood Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$47,336.00

Centre Township Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$48,764.00

Royal Center Volunteer Fire Department
Operations and Safety
$10,816.00