April 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congressman Bruce Poliquin announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency will award the Holden Fire and Rescue Department $27,858 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG).
“Maine is home to many tight-knit communities that rely on our brave and selfless firefighters in times of danger,” said Senators Collins, and King, and Congressman Poliquin in a joint statement. “This grant will help keep our firefighters of Holden Fire and Rescue safe while protecting Mainers and the community.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was created to help provide funds for fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations so they can purchase equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources to better protect the public and emergency personnel.