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Courtney Announces Federal Grant For Enfield Fire Department

August 25, 2016
Press Release

Norwich CT -- Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) today announced the award of a $376,400 federal grant to the Enfield Fire Department. Awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the funding will be used to purchase 58 new firefighter breathing apparatuses and 24 face pieces.

“The members of the Enfield fire department put their lives on the line for their community every day, and it is critical that they have the upgraded equipment they need to come home safe,” Congressman Courtney said. “By making our firefighters safer we also make our communities safer, and I applaud Chief Richards and his team for their successful request for this funding.”

“A firefighter’s breathing apparatus is the single most important piece of equipment they need to do their job,” said Fire Chief Edward N. Richards. “Our current equipment is nearly 10 years old, and this funding will make sure that we have the latest and most modern breathing apparatus and masks available. We are grateful for this support and hope to keep working with Congressman Courtney to make sure our firefighters have the funding and tools they need.”

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