Boston, MA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Fire Administration (USFA) awarded $164,481 to five Fire Departments in the State of Connecticut as part of the Fire Assistance for Firefighting Program grant awards.
"This grant allows Connecticut's fire departments to purchase advanced
equipment, learn new operational techniques and provide safety measures
to protect their communities," said Daniel A. Craig, Regional Director
at the Boston office of FEMA.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is designed as an opportunity for the United States Congress to work with FEMA to enhance basic fire service delivery across the country. Over 5,000 departments will receive over $360 million to support fire protection, EMS delivery, vehicle purchase, and prevention programs in 2002.
|Deep River Fire Dept||Deep River||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$43,635|
|Haddam Vol. Fire Dept.||Higganum||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$65,250|
|Stony Hill Vol. Fire Dept.||Bethel||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$ 43,335|
|Willington Fire Dept. #1||Willington||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$26,554|
|Willamantic Fire Dept.||Willimantic||Prevention||$77,511|
Over 19,000 fire departments applied for grant awards this year. The requests have been through a national review process involving over 300 fire service leaders. A current list of recipients is posted on the USFA website at www.usfa.fema.gov/grants.