NORTH ATTLEBORO — Chief Christopher Coleman is pleased to announce that the North Attleboro Fire Department has been awarded approximately $63,000 from an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The grant, in the amount of $63,636.36, will be used to pay for the cost of a new air compressor and fill station for the department’s breathing air packs. The Town of North Attleboro will match the grant award by 10%, bringing the total funding available to the fire department to $70,000.
“We would like to thank FEMA and our local town officials for allocating these funds to our department for us to use to purchase a new air fill station,” Chief Coleman said. “With grants such as this one, we are able to ensure that our firefighters have the best equipment and technology available to them, which in turn allows them to remain safe and healthy while on the job.”
Assistance to Firefighters Grants
Assistance to Firefighters Grants are allocated to fire departments nationally to fund and aid the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations.
These federal grants help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
For more information on the FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, click here.