Maine to Receive Grants to Improve Firefighting - NECN


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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.

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