(BOSTON) – This week, $5 million in grant funding was awarded to 306 Massachusetts fire departments from the FY22 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.  The grant program enables fire departments to purchase a variety of equipment that will make firefighters’ jobs safer.  Examples of eligible equipment include, among others, personal protective clothing and equipment; communications equipment; thermal imaging cameras; and health and wellness equipment.

Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, and Scituate were among the 306 communities that received awards. Towns in the 3rd Plymouth District received the following funding:

  • Cohasset: $12,190.30
  • Hingham: $18,830.00
  • Hull: $11,779.70
  • Scituate: $11,861.59

“Firefighters provide critical services to our communities on the South Shore, and we need to take good care of them, too,” said Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull).  “The fire departments in Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, and Scituate will be able to use this grant funding to continue their efforts to improve the health and safety of our firefighters.”