Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce American Rescue Plan Funding for More Than 50 Fire and EMS Departments in Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) today announced $1,037,955 in American Rescue Plan funding for fire and emergency rescue departments in Southern Maryland and along the Eastern Shore.

“Our volunteer firefighters and first responders often risk their lives to serve and protect our communities and have worked around the clock during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the lawmakers said. “This new federal funding will provide our fire and rescue teams with the necessary supplies and equipment to keep Marylanders safe.”

The award comes from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, through the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress, to help departments offset the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The awardees include:

Delmar Fire Dept.$60,541,.19
Fruitland Fire Dept.$5,574.03
Hebron VFD$114,828.65
Mardela Springs VFD$12,647.07
Pittsville FD$29,190.58
Powellville VFC$10,691.90
Sharptown VFD$104,608.27
West Side Fire Company$12,419.96
Willards VFC$15,672.32
Total for Wicomico County$366,173.97

Huntington VFD$17,306.74
North Beach VFD$58,219.28
Prince Frederick VFD$12,511.66
St. Leonard VFD$32,534.57
Total for Calvert County$120,572.25

Easton VFD$22,445.07
Oxford Fire Co.$28,386.03
St. Michael’s Fire Dept.$24,067.87
Tilghman VFD$32,108.53
Trappe VFC$13,338.64
Total for Talbot County$120,346.14

Hollywood VFD$39,091.07
Leonardtown VFD$9,553.52
Mechanicsville VFD$6,949.68
Ridge VFD$33,120.50
Second District VFDRS$3,550.00
Total for St. Mary’s County$92,264.78

Denton VFC$18,879.99
Goldsboro VFC$30,084.00
Greensboro VFC$11,621.92
Preston VFC$18,262.13
Ridgely VFD$9,268.93
Total for Caroline County$88,116.96

Church Creek VFD$13,822.45
Hoopers Island VFC$17,726.38
Hurlock VFD$13,809.64
Lakes and Straits VFC$10,236.55
Neck District VFC$7,614.31
Vienna VFC$10,862.66
Total for Dorchester County$74,071.99

Betterton VFC$6,599.10
Chestertown VFC$7,605.19
Community Fire Co. of Millington$13,167.88
Galena VFD$9,980.41
Kennedyville VFC$9,268.93
Total for Kent County$46,621.50

Charlestown Fire Co.$5,677.48
Community Fire Co. of Rising Sun$37,728.43
Total for Cecil County$43,405.91

Crisfield Fire Department$6,565.27
Deal Island – Chance VFC$4,100.00
Fairmont VFD$9,580.98
Marion Fire Dept.$14,676.23
Total for Somerset County$34,922.49

Showell VFD$12,968.66
Snow Hill Fire Co.$8,490.08
Total for Worcester County$21,458.74

Bryan’s Road$8,699.74
Hughesville VFD$7,847.37
Total for Charles County$16,547.11

Church Hill VFC$3,960.00
Queen Anne-Hillsboro VFC$9,493.89
Total for Queen Anne’s County$13,453.89