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Moulton Announces Nahant Fire Department Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant

August 28th, 2017

Moulton: “Our firefighters play an integral role in our communities”

Salem, MA – Today, the Office of Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced that the Nahant FIre Department has been awarded a $50,477 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA). The grant will be used by the fire department to purchase an Air Refill – Compressor System.

“Our firefighters play an integral role in our communities,” said Moulton. “This grant will help ensure the safety of our first responders. I am grateful to FEMA for recognizing the need to invest in local fire departments and keeping our first responders safe.”

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of an AFG grant award which will be used to protect our local firemen through the proper maintenance of our breathing air system,” said Nahant Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren. “Small communities such as Nahant rely heavily upon grant programs such as the Assistance to Firefighters Grant to supplement our limited resources in order to provide for needed community services and to protect those who serve the public.  We are grateful to FEMA and the AFG program and we very much appreciate the advocacy we receive from our State and Federal representatives including Congressman Moulton, Senator McGee, and Representative Crighton.”

“We are very grateful to the AFG program for the opportunity to upgrade our breathing air system,” said Fire Chief Feinburg. “Having a safe and reliable system to maintain our air tanks provides an increased level of safety for our firefighters. We would like to thank FEMA and the AFG program, along with Representative Moulton and our other elected officials, for continuing this invaluable program that brings much needed equipment to communities that would otherwise be unable to fund such a purchase.”

To learn more about Congressman Seth Moulton visit https://moulton.house.gov or connect with him on Facebook,TwitterInstagram, or Medium.

 

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