Boston, MA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Fire Administration (USFA) awarded $ 138,653 to three fire departments in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the Fire Assistance for Firefighting Program grant awards.
"This grant allows these Massachusetts 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, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) delivery, vehicle purchase, and prevention programs in 2002.
|Town of Spencer||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$49,482|
|Northbridge Fire Department||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$61,420|
|Melrose Fire Department||Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety||$27,851|
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.