September 07, 2016

Newbury Fire Department Awarded $157,189 FEMA Grant

Grant will enable fire department to update communications equipment

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Office of Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced that a $157,189 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been awarded to the Newbury Fire Department. The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant will allow for the department to make updates to their communications equipment.

“Our firefighters play an integral role in keeping our communities safe,” said Moulton. “They deserve top-quality equipment to do their jobs, and this federal grant will enable Chief Walker and the Newbury Fire Department to make critical updates to their communications equipment. I’m grateful to the Department of Homeland Security for recognizing the need to invest in our local fire departments.”

"I am incredibly pleased that the Newbury Fire Department has been awarded this extremely beneficial grant to better our communications, the backbone of fire safety and efficiency,” Newbury Fire Chief Nathan Walker said. "Between Plum Island, Byfield, and Newbury, the Fire Department covers over 26 miles of land, making this grant to improve our communications even more vital."

SAFER grants are awarded to: fire departments, national, state, local, or tribal organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters.

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