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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Assistance to Firefighter Grant for Maine Fire Departments

July 22, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congressman Bruce Poliquin today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award the Skowhegan Fire Department $871,429, Andover Fire Department $21,429, North Lakes Fire & Rescue $24,953 and Littleton Fire Department $8,096 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG).

“The daily sacrifices made by our firefighters are instrumental to the safety of Maine’s tight-knit communities,” said Senators Collins, and King and Congressman Poliquin. “This AFG grant will help give our firefighters more resources to ensure their safety as they protect our communities.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was created to help provide funds for fire departments and non-affiliated 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.