Moulton Announces Over $150k in FEMA Grants for Area Firefighters
Moulton: “These grants will help ensure our first responders have the resources and training they need to keep us safe.”
Salem, MA – Today, the Office of Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced the awarding of over $150,000 in FEMA grants to three fire departments in the Sixth District. The Merrimac and Wakefield Fire Departments have been named the recipients of Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Additionally, the Georgetown Fire Department has been awarded over $10,000 through the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program. More information about FEMA's fire grant programs is available here.
The FEMA fire grants include:
Merrimac – $118,096 for Firefighters Breathing Apparatus
Wakefield –- $45,455 for Vehicle Extrication Equipment
Georgetown – $10,475 for a Community Risk Assessment
“I am grateful to FEMA for recognizing the need to invest in local fire departments,” said Moulton. “Our firefighters play an integral role in our communities. These grants will help ensure our first responders have the resources and training they need to keep us safe.”
"Emergencies can strike at any time and it is critical that our Merrimac firefighters are prepared to respond to dangerous situations," said Chief Ralph Spencer of the Merrimac Fire Department. "By receiving this federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant award from FEMA, we will be able to provide our firefighters with the tools they need to stay safe while protecting our citizens and mitigate any emergency situation".