More Than $3M Coming to ME Fire Departments

Officials recently announced that more than $3 million in federal aid is coming to fire departments in Falmouth, Kennebunk, and Jefferson, as well as the Maine State Fire Academy in South Portland, reports centralmaine.com.

Kennebunk will get $2.6 million to hire eight new firefighters via FEMA’s Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. Falmouth, Jefferson, and the fire academy will receive portions of the remaining $688,000, the report says.

Falmouth will use the funds to purchase SCBA apparatus and an air compressor system; Jefferson will acquire mobile radios, portable radios, and pagers; and the fire academy will use the aid for instructor training and an air compressor system.

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