FEMA And USFA Announces Fire Assistance Grants To Connecticut Fire Departments

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Release date: 
December 19, 2002
Release Number: 
R1-02-31

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.

Last Updated: 
July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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