Congressman Bruce Poliquin has announced two different grants for fire departments in Maine’s 2nd District totaling $44,997 issued through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program:

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  1. St. Agatha Fire Department has been awarded $24,977 for a new fire hose, flashlights and a thermal imaging camera.
  1. Eddington Fire Department has been awarded $20,000 for firefighter rehab equipment.

“Our firefighters throughout Maine face harrowing challenges every day performing their duties and protecting our families and communities,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m very pleased to announce this important and well-deserved support for our fire departments  in Eddington and St. Agatha.”

The grants are awarded from the U.S Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The AFG 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.