Lilac City fire gets $67g federal grant

March 04, 2010

ROCHESTER - The Lilac City's Fire Department has been awarded nearly $67,000 in federal funds through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., announced the award Wednesday. The department will get $66,896 through the Department of Homeland Security program for operations and safety.

In a separate statement, U.S. Rep. Carol-Shea Porter, D-Rochester, said the funding was only part of the total awarded, with $50,544 also going to the Londonderry Fire Department.

Shea-Porter said the Rochester funding will pay for a new sprinkler in Station 1 on Wakefield St.

"These grants will enable the Rochester and Londonderry Fire Departments to update their facilities," she said. "Our firefighters deserve to work in safe buildings."

By:  Joey Cresta
Source: Foster’s Daily Democrat