WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston), along with United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Scituate Fire Department $95,239 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant funding. The grant funding will be used for two chest compression devices and two ambulance power stretchers and loading systems.

“This fire grant for the Town of Scituate is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi, Fire Chief John Murphy, Deputy Fire Chief Alfred Elliott, and the entire Scituate Fire Department,” said Congressman Stephen Lynch. “Our firefighters are on the front lines every day and they need the proper equipment to do their jobs. This federal funding will provide the Scituate Fire Department with the necessary tools to keep Scituate families and themselves safe.”

“Massachusetts firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep our families safe, and they should have the best resources available to safely and effectively protect our communities,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said. “Firefighters deserve our support, and this federal funding will help provide training and tools our fire departments need to do their jobs.”

“Our firefighters are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our cities and towns, and these new grants will strengthen their ability to do so. Our first responder heroes deserve the best equipment and resources available to them so they can continue to assist Massachusetts residents in their time of need,” said Senator Edward J. Markey. “I commend the fire chiefs and local leaders who worked and partnered to obtain these lifesaving federal funds.”

This week, FEMA announced nine grants for fire departments in Massachusetts totaling over $1.25 million in round six of the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. For more information on FEMA’s fire grant program, please visit their website.