Townsend Public Affairs was successful in assisting the City of Tulare win a $123,600 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The City is located in one of the largest agricultural areas in the world, and is home to the world’s largest agriculture exposition, which attracts over 100,000 visitors per year. The Tulare Fire Department (TFD) protects the lives and property of the citizens of Tulare from the ravages of fire, exposure to hazardous materials and other perils, including disaster preparedness. TFD plans to purchase industry-standard monitors/defibrillators that are necessary to providing adequate fire safety and emergency services to the community.
AFG grants provide funding to assist fire departments in obtaining critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources. This funding could not have come at a more perfect time as the City continues to face increasing budget reductions and a growing service population.