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CFD to Recieve $78,000 Homeland Security Grant

The money will be used for infrastructure upgrades and new fire alarm systems.

The Cranston Fire Department will get $77,920 to install infrastructure upgrades, including fire alarm systems, thanks to a federal grant program.

The grant was announced by U.S. Senators Jack reed and Sheldon Whitehouse as well as Reps. James Langevin and David Cicilline this morning.

A total of $374,481 will be distributed from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighter Grants program for upgrades to communication systems and equipment upgrades.

“Firefighters put their lives on the line to protect the public and these funds will help strengthen their safety and those they serve in the community.  We are pleased these federal funds will help upgrade equipment and communication systems to help speed response time,” said the members of the Congressional delegation in a joint statement.

Warwick is getting $193,898 for radio communications equipment. Harrisville is getting $102,600 for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus units and thermal imaging cameras.

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