Wayland Fire Department Receives $19,000 Grant for Firefighter Safety Equipment

Town of Wayland 2/12/2024: Wayland Fire Department Receives $19,000 Grant for Firefighter Safety Equipment. Chief Neil McPherson is pleased to report that the Wayland Fire Department received a $19,000 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 Wayland Fire Department will use the funding to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), mobile radio repeaters, and life safety ropes.


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