State Representative Kathy LaNatra (D-Kingston) announced that $5 million in grant funding was awarded to 306 Massachusetts fire departments from the FY22 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.
This program enables fire departments to purchase a variety of equipment that will make firefighters’ jobs more safe.
This is the second year that funding has been awarded for this purpose as part of a $25 million bond bill filed by the Baker-Polito administration to support firefighter safety and health in the coming years.
Chief Stephen Silva of the Plympton Fire Department is happy to announce they have been awarded $12,450.00 in grant money from the 2022 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program. The Chief noted that the money will be used to purchase Thermal Imaging Cameras, as well as other life saving equipment.
Halifax won $15,465.34 for their safety equipment program, Kingston $19,000.00, and Middleboro $16,744.79.