Travis County ESD 1 to receive $765,000 federal grant for firefighters

The Travis County Emergency Services District 1 was awarded a $765,824.15 federal grant.

The Travis County Emergency Services District 1 was awarded a $765,824.15 federal grant.

Travis County's Emergency Services District 1, which serves the communities of Lago Vista, Jonestown and The Village of Point Venture, has been awarded $765,824.15 in federal grant money, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

The funding comes from the Staffing Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, program, and will be used to increase the district's firefighters, according to the release.

“Firefighters are on the front lines of keeping our communities safe, and they deserve every resource possible at their disposal,” Cornyn said in the release.

The release states one of the main aims of the SAFER program is for fire departments to increase their staffing and deployment capabilities and ultimately attain 24-hour staffing, thus assuring their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.
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