Rural Ark. fire department gets $468K grant

DRIGGS, Ark. (AP) - A western Arkansas town has received a more than $468,000 federal grant to purchase portable and mobile radios for firefighters.

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor announced Thursday that the Driggs Fire Department in Logan County will receive the grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The funding is part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which aims to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to fires and other hazards. In fiscal year 2012, the program provided about $337 million in grants to local fire departments and emergency responders.

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