January 24, 2014

Warren, Markey, Neal Announce $225K Fire Grant to Dalton

WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Congressman Richard E. Neal today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Dalton Fire Department a $225,642 grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.

“Our firefighters are out on the front lines protecting our communities,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said. “This SAFER grant recognizes the critical work firefighters do day in and day out, and will help make sure the Dalton fire department has the resources it needs to continue keeping our families safe.”

“We need to support our first responders in the same way they support us – with action and commitment,” said Senator Edward J. Markey. “This SAFER grant will ensure the Dalton Fire Department has the resources it needs to keep the public safe and secure.” 

"The professionalism and resolve of our first responders in Berkshire County is well known. Each day they put their lives at risk protecting their communities. This important grant for the Dalton Fire Department will allow them to be appropriately staffed and trained so they can continue to keep their town safe," said Congressman Richard E. Neal.

The SAFER grant program is administered by FEMA to help ensure local fire departments have sufficient numbers of trained firefighters on duty. More information about the SAFER program is available here.