Duluth Fire Department gets $129,000 grantThe Duluth Fire Department has been awarded $129,100 in federal money for aid with operations and safety as part of the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Duluth Fire Department has been awarded $129,100 in federal money for aid with operations and safety as part of the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
The award notification came through U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s office. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program aims to strengthen the health and safety of the nation’s first responders and the people they serve.
“This grant will allow the Duluth Fire Department to replace older fire suppression tools and protective equipment for its firefighters,” Fire Chief John Strongitharm said. “The firefighter grant support has been a critical funding source for fire departments across the country, providing resources to better protect our communities and protect firefighters.”
Since the beginning of the FEMA fire grant program in 2002, the Duluth Fire Department has received 10 grants in excess of $1.9 million. The grant awards focused on fire prevention, EMS equipment, fire suppression equipment, personal protective equipment, staffing and a fire apparatus.