Firehouse | May 26, 2021
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on frontline first responders, including the volunteer fire and EMS community. To assist in the safety of these workers, FirstNet, Built with AT&T, has teamed-up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to donate pandemic supplies to volunteer fire and EMS departments. Up to $900,000 worth of pandemic supplies will be awarded to volunteer departments. Departments must request a minimum of $5,000 worth of supplies to be considered for the donation. Available supplies include vinyl gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and reusable face coverings. To be eligible, departments must be over 50 percent volunteer, serve a population of 25,000 or less, have an annual revenue less than $250,000, and demonstrate a need for the supplies.