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FEMA Approves Assistance for Livermore Ranch Complex Fire

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FEMA Approves Fire Management Assistance Grant for Fire in Jeff Davis County, Texas

Release Date: May 2, 2012
Release Number: R6-12-081
2012 Region VI News Releases

DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved a request from the state of Texas for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) to help fight the Livermore Ranch Complex Fire in Jeff Davis County, Texas.

..."We support our local and state officials and believe this declaration will assist in the efforts to combat this fire threat," said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell.

Eligible state firefighting costs covered by the aid must first meet a minimum threshold for costs before assistance is provided. Eligible costs covered by the aid can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.

An authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of state and local government eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling designated fires. Federal fire management assistance is provided through the President's Disaster Relief Fund and made available by FEMA to reimburse local fire fighting efforts for fires that threaten to cause a major disaster.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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