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Massachusetts Fire Departments Receive More Than $521,000 in Firefighter Assistance Grants From FEMA

Release date: 
December 14, 2007
Release Number: 
R1-07-054

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:

Massachusetts Fire Grants
Department/ServiceProgramAmountLocation
 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...

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January 3, 2018 - 12:33