Anita VFD receives AFT Grant


February 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Anita Volunteer Fire Department is one of five departments from across Iowa awarded a total of $941,355 from the U-S Department of Homeland Security’s “Assistance to Firefighters Grants” (AFT) Program. The Anita Fire Department’s share, $213, 750, will be used for a vehicle acquisition. Other departments will use their funds for vehicle acquisition, safety, and operations. The grants were announced today (Wednesday), by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds the Department of Homeland Security.