Thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, secured with the help of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, Narragansett’s fire department will be getting a new ladder truck.
Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Representative Jim Langevin announced the $769,582 funding.
The Assistance to Firefighters program of FEMA is giving the truck grant as well as a $79,105 grant for miscellaneous equipment purchases: buying new hoses for all the engines, some new nozzles and replacing three master stream devices.
The congressmen commended the persistence of the department’s fire chief, Scott Partington, and his colleagues in making the case for new equipment.
Reed said we need to continue investing in first responders: “It’s our duty to ensure the equipment they rely on to save lives is up to date and adheres to the latest safety standards,” he said.
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