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Maine to Receive Grants to Improve Firefighting

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Two federal grants totaling over half a million dollars are coming to Maine to help improve firefighting.

The Maine Fire Service Institute will receive more than $250,000 for firefighting equipment, breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

The gear will complement a mobile live-fire training trailer that was funded by a previous grant and will be used for training throughout the state. The institute is located in Brunswick.

The other grant will go to the Sanford Fire Department to replace a pumper engine that is more than 30 years old.

The money comes in the form of federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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