EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge is pleased to announce that the Easton Fire Department has been awarded a $13,470 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP) grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety (EOPSS) and Security’s Office of Grants and Research.
The grant was part of the $9.6 million in funding that the Baker-Polito Administration allocated to help local and state public safety agencies purchase additional resources to further aid in the prevention, preparation for and/or response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Easton Fire Department will use the funds to purchase a PortaCount Respirator Fit Test which can help test the fit of many different types of respirators used by firefighters, police officer, school nurses or other health care workers in town.
“This grant will be helpful in purchasing necessary equipment that our department needs to continue to serve our community during this pandemic,” Chief Partridge said. “We are extremely thankful to the Baker-Polito administration and CESFP for choosing us to be recipients of this grant.”
Municipalities could request up to $50,000 in funding. In total, the Baker-Polito administration awarded 65 fire departments and 44 police departments with CESFP awards to continue to fight the spread of Coronavirus in Massachusetts.