Collins, King Announce $441,460 in Grant Funding for Buxton Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Town of Buxton Fire - Rescue Department will receive a federal grant totaling $441,460 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. This competitive funding will enable the department to hire and train new firefighters. SAFER grants are administered by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Maine fire departments play an invaluable role safeguarding our communities,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Federal grants, such as this one, help them fulfill their duties by ensuring that they have the necessary staff and training to meet the demands of the job.”