LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Angus King today announced that four Maine fire departments will receive a total of $1,488,479 in federal funding through the latest round of grants awarded under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) programs.
The Van Buren Fire Department will receive $20,505 to purchase thermal imaging cameras, and the Raymond Fire Department will receive $261,905 to purchase a pumper truck under the AFG program. The Bucksport Fire Department will receive $244,069 to hire two new firefighters, and the Westbrook Fire Department will receive $962,000 to hire eight new firefighters under the SAFER program.
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