Northwest NEWS

November 11, 2002

Local News

$64,000 grant goes to Bothell firefighters

Bothell Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will receive a $63,876 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA). This funding will allow Bothell Fire and EMS to implement a wellness and fitness program, aimed at strengthening the physical, mental and emotional well-being of both firefighters and EMS.
   Legislation was passed last year that authorized FEMA and the USFA to make grants directly to local fire departments. Bothell Fire and EMS will use the FEMA funding to purchase cardiovascular training equipment, employ a physician that specializes in fire fighter health, provide immunizations, and screen for HIV and Hepatitis C and A.