McGovern Announces FEMA Grants for Shrewsbury, Orange Fire Departments
WORCESTER, MA - Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), alongside United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $142K to the Orange Fire Department and over $14K to the Shrewsbury Fire Department. Awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants Programs, this funding will assist the Commonwealth's fire departments with the necessary support to protect our communities.
"Keeping our first responders safe begins with prevention and detection of dangerous situations before they get out of hand. That's why it's fantastic that Shrewsbury will receive federal funding for this smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation program," said Congressman McGovern. "In addition, a new brush fire truck in Orange will help ensure that firefighters have the right equipment to do their job no matter where a fire breaks out. I'm grateful for these investments in the safety of our communities."
"Firefighters across the Commonwealth and the country work tirelessly to protect our families, and it is our duty to ensure they are well-equipped and supported to continue keeping our communities safe," said Senator Elizabeth Warren. "I remain grateful for their service, and congratulate all of the recipients of this well-deserved new funding."
"Our firefighters are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our towns, and this new funding will enhance their ability to do so," said Senator Ed Markey. "These brave first responders deserve the best equipment and resources available to them so they can continue to assist residents in their time of need. I commend all of the local leaders for their persistence in obtaining these critical federal funds.
The AFG grants were awarded to the following cities and towns:
The FP&S grants were awarded to the following cities and towns:
More information about FEMA's fire grant programs is available here.