HALIFAX — On Monday, Dec. 31, Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros announced two grants that the department had received from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.
The first, for $3,754, is a 2018 Student Awareness for Fire Education– or S.A.F.E.– grant that will be used to conduct fire education programs for school-aged children.
The second, for $2,400, is a senior S.A.F.E. grant to conduct fire education programs for seniors, and also to purchase fire prevention items for the Halifax senior population.
According to Chief Stephen Silva of the Plympton Fire Department, they have applied for the same grant, as well, and are expecting to receive an award from DFS soon, although they have not received a decision letter yet.
A spokesman for DFS said the grant is non-competitive.
Chief Viveiros recognized Captain Matthew Cunningham and Captain Jeffrey Cuozzo for their work in obtaining the grant funds.