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  • Writer's pictureState Rep. Kelly Keisling

State Rep. Kelly Keisling Announces Fire Safety Grants for Clay County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown today announced Clay County volunteer fire departments would receive more than $40,000 for fire safety grants.

The grants are awarded through the Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training Grant Program, created by legislation overseen by Gov. Bill Lee and supported by Keisling in 2019.

Recipients in Clay County include the Moss Volunteer Fire Department, which was awarded $13,010 for equipment. The East 52 Volunteer Fire Department in Celina was awarded a $10,000. Hermitage Springs Volunteer Fire Department in Red Boiling Springs will receive $3,910 to cover the local portion of a larger federal grant. Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department in Red Boiling Spring will receive $13,460 to cover the local portion of a larger federal grant.

“Our volunteer fire departments operate with very limited funds so these grants are greatly appreciated and will be used for much-needed resources that will help save lives. I am deeply grateful to all of our brave men and women in fire service who put themselves in danger to keep others in our community safe,” Keisling said.

Keisling lives in Byrdstown and represents Tennessee House District 38, which includes Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott, and part of Fentress Counties. He serves as Chairman of the State Committee for the House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources, and House Calendar & Rules Committees, as well as the House Corrections, House Departments and Agencies, and the House Public Service & Employees Subcommittees.


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