May 092014

Ladder 37 rolls down the road.

Ladder 37 rolls down the road.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Association will receive a $111,626 federal grant, according to a press release issued by Rosa DeLauro’s office.

The the local congressional delegation, including Rosa DeLauro, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and Elizabeth Esty made the announcement.

The Orange grant was one of two operations and safety grants coming to the state. In addition to Orange, the Waterbury Fire Department will be receiving $91,464.

Operations & Safety grants can be used in five areas: training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modification to facilities.

The grants are the 27th and 28th firefighting grants awarded to Connecticut for Fiscal Year 2013.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) said “Ensuring first responders have updated and necessary equipment, and proper training, is crucial to protecting not only the public, but the brave men and women who serve our communities.

“The equipment purchased with these grants , and the training they will enable, will better prepare the first responders of Waterbury and Orange for the dangerous and lifesaving work they so ably do.”

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