BOSTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $521,721 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to local fire departments in the state of Massachusetts. Nationally, the fiscal year (FY) 2007 AFG awards, which will be distributed in phases, will ultimately provide over $490 million to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations throughout the country.
"This latest round of grants will push the total to over 3,000 fire departments who have received funding thus far through the 2007 fire grants," said U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade. "Providing grant dollars to firefighters across this nation illustrates the continued support we provide the men and women who work to keep us safe each and every day."
This week's round of national fire grants includes grants to the following fire departments and emergency medical services organizations in Massachusetts:
|City of Gardner Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$128,712||Gardner|
|Worthington Fire/Rescue Department||Operations and Safety||$63,650||Worthington|
|Douglas Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$62,510||Douglas|
|Plainville Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$132,525||Plainville|
|Acushnet Fire-Rescue||Operations and Safety||$28,315||Acushnet|
|Watertown Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$59,066||Watertown|
|Plympton Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$46,943||Plympton|
AFG awards aim to enhance response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public with respect to fire and other hazards. The grants enable local fire departments and emergency medica...