The Rockland Firefighters are very pleased to announce that the Rockland Fire Department has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security, 2015 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of $386,046. These funds will be used to replace our 18+ year old SCBA (breathing air packs) as well as provide essential firefighter life safety training.
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant(AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated 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.
To date the Rockland Firefighters have secured over 2 million dollars in grant money for equipment and training for the Rockland Fire Department.
The Rockland Firefighters would like to thank FEMA and the grants program for this generous award that will help keep our firefighters safe.
We would also like to thank U.S. Representative Bill Keating, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Edward J. Markey, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) and many others for their assistance.