BY CAROLINE SELLE — The Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) is the recipient of a federal grant of $393,050. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

According to a press release from HVFD, “This four-year grant will significantly bolster our recruitment & retention efforts and includes funds for additional member benefits such as AD&D/life insurance, retention programs, advertising/marketing, tuition & higher education reimbursement and more.”