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Brookline Fire Department Receives $34,959 Grant For Firefighter Safety Equipment

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Fire Chief John F. Sullivan is pleased to report that the Brookline Fire Department received a $34,959 grant from the Department of Fire Services Fiscal Year 2024 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program. 

Fire departments across Massachusetts were invited to apply to the Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant program, which provides reimbursement on purchases of 135 different types of eligible equipment. Eligible items include hoses and nozzles, turnout gear, ballistic protective equipment, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, and more. In many cases, the purchase of this equipment will help departments attain compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration or National Fire Protection Association safety standards. This is the fourth year that funding has been awarded through the program.

The Brookline Fire Department will use the funding to purchase to increase its capabilities in the areas of firefighter safety including acquiring additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Nomex hoods, 45-minute S.C.B.A. cylinders, and thermal imaging cameras, as well as hazardous materials detection and identification meters.

“We are very grateful for this funding, which will help to protect the members of our department as they work to keep our community safe,” said Chief Sullivan.