(Chester, MD) September 08, 2017
The officer’s and members of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department (KIVFD) are honored to announce that the department has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $285,143.00. The grant funds will be used to replace all of the departments breathing apparatus which are 14 years old. The department will be purchasing 47 breathing apparatus as well as spare air cylinders and a mask for every firefighter.
Since 2003 KIVFD has been fortunate to receive six Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grants. The grants have enabled our department to purchase and maintain state of the art equipment. All of the equipment purchased has been for the safety of our firefighters.
The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department is comprised of your friends and neighbors who volunteer their time to protect the residents and visitors of Kent Island. We are continually seeking new members for all types of duties. Not only are we looking for firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, but we also need your help with fundraisers and administrative duties. We have a great cadet program for youth from ages 14-16. Cadets participate in training and learn from experienced personnel. New members are provided with all equipment and the training is free. Stop by the firehouse, pick up an application and find out how rewarding it is to help your friends and neighbors when an emergency hits home.