Raynham Fire Department is one of nearly 300 fire departments across the state to have been awarded a grant for fire equipment, reports Wicked Local.
The grants are awarded via the Department of Fire Services Fiscal Year 2021 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program. The $4 million awarded to departments statewide is part of a $25 million bond bill filed by the Baker-Polito Administration to support firefighter health and safety over the next five years.
The $10,900 grant awarded to the Raynham Fire Department will be used to purchase a gear dryer to clean Raynham firefighters’ personal protective equipment.
Fire departments in Massachusetts were able to apply to this program for 114 different types of eligible equipment, including personal protective clothing, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, assorted hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, fitness equipment and more.