(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Goffstown Fire Department has been awarded $712,500 through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for vehicle acquisition.
“New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day,” said Shaheen. “These funds will help ensure that firefighters in Goffstown have the equipment they need to do their job safely and effectively.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program provides funding to local fire departments to help them improve the effectiveness of firefighting operations through specialized emergency training for response to situations like terrorist attacks; enhancement of emergency medical services programs; development of health and safety initiatives; establishment of fire education and prevention programs; creation of wellness and fitness programs; and equipment and facility upgrades.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the Department's United States Fire Administration. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's priorities and demonstrate financial need. More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be accessed at http://www.firegrantsupport.com/.