The Wilbraham Fire Department will receive $8,976 and the East Longmeadow Fire Department will receive $15,000 as part of a $4 million Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program, reports The Reminder.
The funding will benefit 294 fire departments around the state. A variety of equipment is eligible for purchase with the Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program, including protective firefighting gear, thermal imaging cameras, radios, rescue equipment and gear washers and dryers.
In East Longmeadow, the grant will cover the cost of firefighter gear and an upgrade to the exhaust system for the station. Wilbraham will use the funds to procure a “ram,” part of the “Jaws of Life” set of equipment.