Newbury Fire Dept Receives Equipment Grant

Tuesday February 27, 2024

Newbury Fire Dept Receives Equipment Grant
NEWBURY — Chief Dave Evans is pleased to share that the Newbury Fire Department received a $15,500 grant from the Department of Fire Services Fiscal Year 2024 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.
Fire departments across Massachusetts were invited to apply to the Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant program, which provides reimbursement on purchases of 135 different types of eligible equipment. Eligible items include hoses and nozzles, turnout gear, ballistic protective equipment, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, and more. In many cases, the purchase of this equipment will help departments attain compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration or National Fire Protection Association safety standards. This is the fourth year that funding has been awarded through the program.
The Newbury Fire Department will use the funding to replace aging turnout gear.
“I would like to thank the DFS for awarding us this grant funding,” said Chief Evans. “Funding will be used to assist us in purchasing new turnout gear for department members. The safety of our firefighters is extremely important, and this grant means our first responders will have the newest protective gear possible.”
“The Firefighter Safety Equipment Grants are an investment in the health and safety of Massachusetts firefighters,” said State Fire Marshal Jon Davine. “The flexibility of the program is especially valuable because it allows each department to make purchases based on their specific needs and resources. It has become a vital part of the way the Massachusetts fire service prepares for the constantly evolving threats in the world around us.”

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