ORANGE, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined national and local leaders to announce $47,620 in new federal funding for the Orange Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funding comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Operations and Safety program and will allow the Orange Fire Department to replace 30-year-old Jaws of Life hydraulic equipment used to rescue vehicle crash victims and others trapped in small spaces.
“Today we are proud to announce $47,620 in new federal funding that will help the Orange Fire Department buy the lifesaving equipment they need as they continue to serve our community. Keeping our families safe starts with strong investments in our first responders,” Congressman McGovern said. “I am grateful to FEMA for this essential funding and to the Orange firefighters and their families for the sacrifices they make to help keep all of us safe. We are all so thankful to Chief Young and all our firefighters for all they do to serve our community.”
Congressman McGovern was joined today by Orange Fire Department Chief James Young, Jr., FEMA Northeast Regional Fire Program Specialist David L. Parr, members of the Orange Fire Department, and local community members.