July 27, 2018

KENNEDY ANNOUNCES OVER $800K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FOXBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced today the Foxborough Fire Department received a grant of $809,524 under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Awards Program. These funds will be used by the department to purchase an aerial ladder truck.

“As stewards of our safety, firefighters risk life and limb to protect our neighborhoods day and night. With these AFG funds and this new ladder truck, the Foxborough Fire Department will be better prepared as they continue their mission to care for their neighbors. I congratulate Chief Hatfield and the entire department on this well-earned and deserved award.”

About AFG Awards:

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. For more on AFG Awards, click here.

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For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2018 

Contact:
Dan Black (202) 225-5931