Wiota Fire Dept. receives AFF grant


April 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Wiota Volunteer Fire Department is receiving an Assistance to Firefighters grant amounting to just over $61,340. Senator Tom Harkin made the announcement late last week. Harkin says the grant comes from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds the Department of Homeland Security. The grant money awarded to the Wiota Fire Department will be used for operations and safety.