March 26, 2014

Warren, Markey, Kennedy Announce $818K Grant to North Attleboro Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded an $818,394 grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program to the North Attleboro Fire Department to hire new firefighters.

“North Attleboro’s firefighters work tirelessly day in and day out to protect our families, and this grant will help support their efforts,” said Senator Warren. “Making sure our fire departments have the resources they need is a top priority, and I am pleased that FEMA is supporting the service of the North Attleboro Fire Department through this SAFER grant.” 

"Our fire departments are on the front lines keeping our communities safe, and we need to do everything we can to support their work," said Senator Markey. "The community of North Attleboro and our state has deep appreciation for these firefighters, and I thank and congratulate Chief Ted Joubert and his fellow first responders for their service and for securing this funding."

“Firefighters serve as the backbone of any community in which they serve. They answer the call day or night, rain or shine, to keep our families safe,” said Congressman Kennedy. “This SAFER grant will help improve the operations and safety of the North Attleboro Fire Department, and I congratulate Chief Ted Joubert and his department on earning this award.”

The SAFER grant program is administered by FEMA to ensure that local fire departments and volunteer fire organizations have sufficient numbers of trained firefighters in their communities. More information about the SAFER program is available here