Rock­mart re­ceives GMA fire grant funds

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From Staff Re­ports

The Ge­or­gia Mu­nic­i­pal As­so­ci­a­tion (GMA) has an­nounced the City of Rock­mart has re­ceived a Safety Grant check to­tal­ing $5,129.80.

Th­ese funds will be used to pur­chase a High Vis­i­bil­ity Out­er­wear for Pub­lic Works and the Rock­mart Fire Depart­ment.

Steve Dur­den, deputy di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing, said this pro­gram al­lows Ge­or­gia cities to stretch bud­get dol­lars and pro­vide a safer work en­vi­ron­ment for em­ploy­ees.

The GMA Safety and Li­a­bil­ity Man­age­ment Grant pro­gram was in­tro­duced in 2000 to pro­vide a fi­nan­cial ini­tia­tive to as­sist mem­bers in im­prov­ing their em­ployee safety and gen­eral pub­lic li­a­bil­ity loss con­trol ef­forts through train­ing and the pur­chase of equip­ment or ser­vices.

Since the in­cep­tion of the pro­gram over 130 cities have re­ceived grant money. Th­ese funds, to­tal­ing about $1.5 mil­lion, have been used to pur­chase bul­let­proof vests, train­ing videos, con­fined space en­try equip­ment, re­flec­tive safety vests, fire depart­ment turnout gear and po­lice depart­ment in­ve­hi­cle video train­ing.

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