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March 25, 2024

Washington County’s Public Safety Training Center receives Congressional funding

Credit: The Herald-Mail

The Washington County Division of Emergency Services Public Safety Training Center project has been selected for Fiscal Year 2024 Congressionally Directed Spending funding by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The project funding, requested by Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and Congressman Trone, was included in the first FY24 spending package, recently passed by Congress and signed into law by the president, securing an allocation of $1,000,000.

“We are honored and grateful to receive this significant funding allocation thanks to the work of Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman David Trone,” said R. David Hays, Director of the Washington County Division of Emergency Services. “This investment will enable us to further strengthen our training infrastructure and better equip our emergency responders to handle various crisis situations effectively.”

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I was proud to work with Senators Cardin and Van Hollen to secure this funding for the Public Safety Training Center, advancing our community’s safety and emergency preparedness and equipping our emergency personnel with the skills and tools necessary to protect our community more effectively,” said Congressman David Trone. “It’s a direct investment in our first responders and the security of every resident of Washington County — that’s what federal Community Project Funding is all about and Team Maryland is getting the job done.”

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