Congressman Lynch said, "Chief Michael Howard and the Norwood Fire Department are doing an outstanding job at protecting the safety and security of the people of
The Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) provides local police and fire departments with new equipment for communications interoperability, information sharing, and chemical detection, sensor devices, and personal protective equipment. $50,000,000 in funding for CEDAP was included in the FY 2005 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which was supported by Congressman Lynch.
Lt. Paul Butters, a 28 year veteran of the Norwood Fire Department, said, "This equipment will give our firefighters an increased sense of security every time we respond to an alarm, and it will make us more effective at fulfilling our mission. We appreciate Congressman Lynch’s continued support of our department.”
The Norwood Fire Department also received a Fire Grant of $93,831 from the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 to purchase new equipment and fund firefighter training.