WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2014) -- The Rocky River Fire Department has received a federal award for $28,800 from the Department of Homeland Security, Congresswoman Kaptur announced this afternoon.

“This important award will help the Rocky River Fire Department protect our citizens and even save lives,” said Congresswoman Kaptur.

She said the fire department hopes to purchase chest compression devices that will help first responders administer emergency care to victims undergoing heart attacks.

The funds were made available as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.