Duluth Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant

May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 4:14 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Duluth Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant for operations and safety.

The department was given $129,100 in federal funding for aid with operations and safety as part of the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The award notification came through Senator Franken's office.

The funds are generally awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to strengthen the health and safety of the nation's first responders and those they serve.

"This grant will allow the Duluth Fire Department to replace older fire suppression tools and upgrade protective equipment for it's firefighters," said Fire Chief John Strongitharm in a news release.

Since the FEMA fire program started in 2002, the Duluth Fire Department has received ten grants totaling more than 1.9 million dollars.

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