Lim­er­ick fire com­pa­nies re­ceives equip­ment grant

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LIM­ER­ICK » The Lim­er­ick Fire Com­pany and Lin­field Fire Com­pany re­cently re­ceived a grant worth nearly a quar­ter mil­lion dol­lars that will help them make some needed up­dates to equip­ment.

The grant was given to the depart­ment by the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (FEMA) As­sis­tance to Fire­fight­ers Grant (AFG) pro­gram in the amount $242,096.

The grant will go to­ward the re­place­ment of 41 Self Con­tained Breath­ing Ap­pa­ra­tus that are 10 years old and have al­ready been up­graded twice as well as spare air cylin­ders for each air pack.

Lim­er­ick Fire Com­pany Pres­i­dent Tom Wal­ters said, “This SCBA grant is an item that can come off the Town­ship’s Fire Cap­i­tal Bud­get and spare a large ex­pense that is nor­mally paid by the Re­lief As­so­ci­a­tion”.

The depart­ment con­tin­u­ally searches out grant op­por­tu­ni­ties to equip fire­fight­ers with state of the art equip­ment to serve the res­i­dents of Lim­er­ick Town­ship.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the FEMA As­sis­tance to Fire­fighter Grant pro­gram is avail­able at wel­come-as­sis­tance-fire­fight­ers-grant-pro­gram.

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