Several Rhode Island fire departments to receive federal funding

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Sen. Jack Reed’s office announced Thursday that half a dozen fire departments across Rhode Island will get $2.1 million in federal funding.

The money will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program to help firefighters operations, safety, and new training classes.

East Greenwich, Exeter, Johnston, North Kingstown, Manville, and Warwick will receive funds from the federal government.

“These federal grants will help firefighters across the state enhance public safety.  It will help them stay safe on the job as they serve the public and continue to perform their essential work,” said Sen. Reed.

The following cities and towns fire departments and districts will receive the federal fire grants:

  • North Kingstown: $848,081 for Mobile, Portable, Base Radios and Mobile Repeaters and $93,343 for Firefighter Training
  • Warwick: $848,081 for Mobile, Portable, Base Radios and Mobile Repeaters and $93,343 for Firefighter Training
  • Rhode Island Fire Training Academy: $259,565 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus, Training Props, and Tow Vehicle/Trailer
  • North Kingstown Manville: $80,173 for Firefighting Hose, Equipment and Firefighter Training
  • Exeter: $63,333 for Firefighter Turnout Gear
  • Johnston: $40,909 for Mobile Radio Repeaters.
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