Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Disaster Preparedness

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Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 9, 2015, the application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program will open at 8:00 AM and will remain open until March 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Additionally, the application period for the FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program will open on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM and will close on April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement in remembrance of the damage caused by flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto in July of 1994.

“It has been twenty years since the Great Flood of 1994, which claimed thirty-one lives and destroyed the homes and livelihoods of thousands of Americans. Memories of this devastating flood still linger in my mind as I consider the pain felt by those who suffered the loss of family, friends, and property.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations government spending bill. The measure was approved by a vote of 253 to 170 and now goes on to the Senate for consideration.

Apr 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today praised President Obama and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for designating 17 Georgia counties as a federal disaster area. Under the major disaster declaration, individuals and business owners in affected areas are eligible for temporary housing and home repair grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other recovery programs.

Apr 6, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today announced plans to tour the flood damaged areas of Southwest Georgia tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Last week, heavy rains caused widespread flooding in Southern Georgia, including the second district counties of Brooks, Calhoun, Decatur, Early, Lowndes, Mitchell, Baker and Miller.

Mar 1, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Sanford Bishop announced today that a $200,700 Assistance to Firefighters Grant has been awarded to Newton-Baker Fire and Rescue by the Department of Homeland Security.

“I am very pleased to be able to announce that these funds will go towards the much needed purchase of a new firefighting vehicle for Baker County,” said Congressman Bishop.

Sep 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  In the wake of hurricanes Francis and Ivan Congressman Sanford Bishop joined Governor Perdue and Members of Congress in asking President Bush for an expedited major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia.  If granted, Georgians impacted by the hurricanes will be eligible for federal assistance.

Jul 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, after a special meeting of the Democratic Caucus with the Chairmen of the 9/11 Commission, Congressman Sanford Bishop announced his support for legislation that would enact the Commission's recommendations into law.  Congressman Bishop also called for a full and open debate on the comprehensive legislation to improve national security and prevent terrorist attacks.

Sep 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Eleven Georgia communities will receive firefighting grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance their abilities to respond to emergencies, including the Blakely and Naylor fire departments in the Second Congressional District, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced.

“These grants are a vitally important part of our efforts to make the country safer and more secure,” the Second District Congressman said.“These communities are helping make the whole country safer by strengthening the effectiveness of our first responders.”