Congressman Bruce Poliquin has announced the Plymouth Fire Department will receive a $172,006 grant for a variety of new equipment. The support, part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), will go toward 10 breathing apparatuses, 22 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), a rapid intervention pack (RIT), a PPE washer and dryer, a mobile generator, vehicle extrication equipment, and an accountability system and nozzles. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
“Our firefighters in Plymouth and across Maine must have the tools and proper equipment to carry out their duties to protect our communities,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m extremely pleased with this support for our firefighters in Plymouth, so they have the equipment to continue performing their critical services for our families.”
The grants are awarded from the U.S Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The AFG was created to help provide funds for fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations so they can purchase equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources to better protect the public and emergency personnel.