U.S. Senator David Vitter says Lafayette's Fire Department and Crowley's Fire Department will be receiving thousands of dollars in grant money.

Lafayette will receive $106,637, and Crowley will receive $202,910.

The grant money is coming from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help the departments in their safety endeavors to help the public.

Senator Vitter says, “Maintaining and updating the fire departments in Lafayette and Crowley will ensure that our firefighters are better prepared to protect and serve our communities in those areas.”

The grants will be used for training along with purchasing safety supplies and equipment for firefighters.