Chief Bryan LaCivita
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Raynham Fire Department Announces Grant Award for Firefighter Turnout Gear
RAYNHAM — Chief Bryan LaCivita is pleased to announce that the Raynham Fire Department has received a $2,992 Firefighter Turnout Gear Grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Fire Services (DFS). The department will be able to purchase protective gloves for personal protection during firefighting operations.
“Any equipment and gear that we can provide to our firefighters that helps prevent the potential for occupational cancer is a must,” Chief LaCivita said. “These gloves will help to keep our firefighters protected from the harmful carcinogens and chemicals that they are exposed to when fighting a fire.”
Raynham was one of 174 Massachusetts fire departments to receive the grant funds.
“We now know that the risk of occupational cancer is among the greatest threats faced by modern firefighters, and are thankful that the Commonwealth has been able to invest in this personal protective equipment to improve the overall health and safety of firefighters,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Providing firefighters with new hoods and gloves to protect their heads and hands from exposure to the toxic chemicals that cause cancer is one of the most effective steps we can take to prevent future cancer diagnoses.”
Funding for this grant program was made available through the Baker-Polito administration for fire departments across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.