Greenwood F.D. receives grant
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Greenwood Fire Department will receive $33,528 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s "Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program," or FIRE Act, according to Sen. Susan Collins. The funds will be distributed through the Operations and Firefighting Safety Program, which consists of training, equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to the departments’ facilities. The Paris Fire Department will receive $190,000 in funding. This will be distributed through the Vehicle Acquisition Program, which helps local departments purchase equipment such as pumpers, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances, aerials, foam units and fire boats. “Since the creation of this program, Maine fire departments have been awarded more than $50 million to help purchase new, used, or refurbished vehicles, and to obtain equipment for firefighting, interoperable communications, chemical detection, and other purposes that are essential to first responders,” Collins said in a press release.