BOSTON, MA- Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John Kerry and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch today announced that the Holbrook Fire Department has received a federal grant of $64,000 under the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funding will be used for operations and safety equipment.   
Senator Kennedy said, “The brave firefighters of Holbrook work every day to protect their community. We owe them all the support they need, and I commend the Department of Homeland Security for providing this needed federal assistance.”
"The tragic deaths of Boston firefighters Paul Cahill and Warren Payne only underscore the tremendous risks and dangers that Massachusetts' firefighters face every day," Senator Kerry said. "This grant will help keep the men and women of the Holbrook Fire Department safer and allow them to respond to emergencies in their communities more effectively."
Congressman Lynch said, "This Fire Grant is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of Chief Ed O’Brien and the entire Holbrook Fire Department.  They have demonstrated the ability to adapt and respond to new threats and to do what it takes to protect the families of Holbrook. Working together with Senator Michael Morrissey, Representatives Joe Driscoll and Ron Mariano and the Board of Selectmen, we hope that by directing these federal dollars toward local public safety needs, we will both provide some relief to the local tax base and provide the Holbrook Fire Department with state-of-the-art equipment and training."