Greater Fall River (MA) fire departments are getting nearly $94,000 in grants to purchase safety equipment, reports heraldnews.com.
The state awarded a total of $5 million to 306 fire departments across Massachusetts via its Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.
Departments receiving funds include:
- Fall River: $34,930
- Freetown: $15,500
- Somerset: $16,401.19
- Swansea: $13,424.79
- Westport: $13,645.62
Departments are permitted to use the money to buy any of the 118 types of eligible safety gear, including personal protective clothing, washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, tools and extrication equipment, communications gear, hazardous gas meters, and fitness equipment. They can also use it to buy equipment to help comply with OSHA or NFPA safety standards.