Malden, Somerville Fire Receive Grants

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry today announced that fire departments across Massachusetts will receive an additional $1,277,046 in federal funding, aimed at improving operations and safety. Two NoBo regional communities have been awarded grants: Malden and Somerville.

Awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the grants will go towards investments in training programs, new equipment, and safety gear that will help to increase the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in communities.

“Our heroic firefighters deserve to have the equipment and training they need, and I am thankful these resources have been made available to our local departments,” said Sen. Brown in the statement. “I will continue working within the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to make sure the Assistance to Firefighters Grants are there for the men and women who serve our communities.”

“We got a real-life reminder last week in Worcester that firefighters put their lives on the line every time that alarm bell rings. It should stiffen everyone’s spines about giving them the tools they need to be safe doing a dangerous job,” said Sen. Kerry.

The following fire departments have received AFG funding in the region North of Boston:

Somerville Fire Department for $217,862

Malden Fire Department for $22,240zz

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