June 20, 2014

Springfield Republican: Belchertown Fire Department gets $68,000 federal grant

June 20, 2014

The town Fire Department has received a grant totally nearly $68,000 to pay for cardiac monitors.

The grant was announced by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, through a press release from Warren's office.

Statewide, $783,232 in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants went to four Massachusetts fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Belchertown was the only Western Massachusetts community to receive such a grant.

"Day in and day out, our firefighters put themselves in harm's way to protect our families," said Warren, in the press release. "These grants will help ensure Massachusetts firefighters have the equipment and resources they need to safely and effectively do their jobs."


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