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Hollywood, Hughesville, and Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Vital Grants from FEMA

The Officers and Members of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department are pleased to announce that we have been awarded an Assistance to Firefighter Grant from FEMA. This Grant will be used to replace our current Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for new NFPA 2019 Compliant SCBA. We will be purchasing approximately 45 complete Scott 5.5 SCBA’s with a total of 90 cylinders. We will also be replacing our current face pieces with new updated versions of Scott Face pieces. We are expecting to place these new SCBA’s in service in 2021. We are extremely grateful of FEMA selecting us to receive this Grant. With the COVID-19 pandemic that has faced everyone, Volunteers have been hit hard due to loss of income from fundraisers. This year, Hollywood VFD was no different and was unable to dodge some of the effects of COVID-19. Unfortunately Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department had to cancel several large fundraisers this year (Carnival, Independence Day Celebration, and Sportsman’s Bash) that they rely on for day to day Operational Budget. Also, they had to cancel all of our Hall Rentals due to the social distancing guidelines throughout the State. This makes being awarded this grant so much more during this […]

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