Congressman Lynch, with the active assistance of Chief Michael Howard, advocated on behalf of
Funded by Congress, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is designed to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs,
Congressman Lynch said, "This Fire Grant is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of Chief Michael Howard and the entire Norwood 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
More than 20,000 fire departments - volunteer and career - applied for grant awards this year, submitting requests totaling almost $2.5 billion. A lengthy peer review, involving 300 fire service representatives from throughout the
Congressman Lynch has been working closely with each of the cities and towns in the Ninth Congressional District on their applications for federal grants under the Fire Act, and additional funding for first responders made available after September 11th. Lynch added, "