The Department of Homeland Security this week announced that the Old Town Fire Department has received grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The fire department’s grant is for $72,675, which will be used to purchase cardiac monitors and automatic external defibrillators. Funding will be distributed through the Operations and Firefighting Safety Program, which provides for training, equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to the departments’ facilities.

Grants from this program are awarded to fire departments across the United States to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, emergency medical service programs, and Fire Prevention and Safety programs, and to purchase new fire equipment.

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