3 RI fire departments to divide $2.7 M for upgrades



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– Regional fire departments are getting more federal financing to “boost public security,” Rhode Island’s congressional delegation revealed Wednesday.

The 3 fire departments getting the financing are Providence, Cranston, and Middletown. The cash will be utilized to buy brand-new lorries and interactions devices, according to the workplace of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed.

  • Providence Fire Department: $1,329,456 for a brand-new ambulance and specialized washer and clothes dryer makers to tidy chemicals from equipment
  • Cranston Fire Department: $1 million for a brand-new aerial ladder fire engine
  • Middletown Fire Department: $383,810 for brand-new radios and base, portable, and mobile repeaters

The funds were approved through the Federal Emergency situation Management Company’s Support to Firefighters Grant Program, Reed’s workplace stated.

” When there is a mishap or emergency situation, our firemens and very first responders can imply the distinction in between life and death for individuals who require their services,” Reed included. ” I applaud all these neighborhoods and fire departments for creating strong applications.”

A number of other fire departments and EMS departments got financing in the previous numerous weeks, consisting of Smithfield, Lime Rock, Tiverton, Cumberland, Western Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Johnston, North Kingstown, Manville, and Warwick.