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Pingree Announces COVID-19 Response Grants Totaling $14,569 to Maine Fire Departments

 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Falmouth and Kittery fire departments will receive two FEMA grants of $7,427 and $7,142, respectively. This funding will assist the departments in purchasing emergency medical PPE and disinfection supplies for COVID-19 response. 

“Firefighters and EMS personnel are essential in our fight against COVID-19. Many are working overtime and putting their lives on the line to ensure our communities receive the support they need during this time,” said Pingree. “FEMA grants are always integral to the operations of Maine’s local fire departments, but they’re especially significant during a global pandemic. This funding will help keep our first responders safe from contracting COVID-19 as they do essential work.”

Pingree is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where she advocates for local public safety grants. She is also a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.


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