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Pingree Announces $329,536 in Grants to Support Maine Firefighters

Portland, Maine, July 30, 2020

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the fire departments in Portland, Old Orchard Beach, and Casco will receive a collective total of $329,536 in grant funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The grant funding will support operations and safety at each of the three fire departments. 

“Maine firefighters risk their lives every day to when they respond to fires and local emergencies. This grant program provides support to Maine’s cities and towns as they protect our communities,” said Pingree. “As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’ve fought for increased funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program because I know just how important these funds are to keep our first responders and our neighborhoods safe.”

The AFG program assists first-responder organizations in obtaining emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, emergency vehicles, and training. Details of the grants are as follows:

  • Town of Old Orchard Beach: $43,147.50
  • City of Portland: $216,600
  • Town of Casco: $69,788.57

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