Nearly two dozen fire departments in Mississippi have been awarded money from the federal government.
Some $3 million in grants will be spread among 23 full-time and volunteer fire departments in the state.
Senators Trent Lott and Thad Cochran made the announcement Wednesday in Washington.
Cochran says the funding will be used to improve safety, lower response time and save lives.
In the Pine Belt, five departments will share in the money: Bassfield, Sharon, Union and Ramsey volunteer fire departments, and the Laurel Fire Department.
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