August 17, 2018
CapeCodToday: Brewster Fire Dept to Receive $35,000 in FEMA Funding
Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III and Seth Moulton, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded eight fire departments in Massachusetts over $2.5 million in federal grants, including nearly $1.4 million in federal grants to the Fall River Fire Department. Six fire departments received funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program, while two fire departments were awarded funding through the Staffing for Adequate & Fire Emergency Response (SAFER) program. Additionally, one fire department was awarded a grant through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) program.
The AFG grants awarded to Massachusetts fire departments include:
- $416,366 to the Fall River Fire Department for a haz mat training program.
- $168,800 to the Middleton Fire Department for a firefighter breathing apparatus.
- $146,507 to the Hingham Fire Department for three chest compression devices and three ambulance stretcher load systems.
- $75,281 to the Abington Fire Department for vehicle extrication equipment.
- $19,182 to the New Bedford Fire Department for haz mat monitoring equipment.
- $16,364 to the Wakefield Fire Department for vehicle extrication equipment.
The SAFER grants awarded to Massachusetts fire departments include:
- $965,626 to the Fall River Fire Department to hire five new firefighters.
- $717,800 to the Beverly Fire Department to hire four new firefighters.
The FP&S grant was awarded to the following fire department:
- $35,000 to the Brewster Fire Department for the purchase of a mobile fire safety/all hazards training simulator.
Read the full story on the CapeCodToday website here.