Marion Fire Department to receive over $19,000 in Covid aid

Aug 27, 2020

BOSTON – Dean of the Massachusetts Senate Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton) announced on Aug. 26 that the Marion Fire Department will receive a $19,300 grant through the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. The CESFP helps municipal public safety agencies to support local coronavirus prevention, preparation, and response. 

“With the novel Coronavirus still confronting Massachusetts cities and towns with unprecedented challenges, it is imperative that we help direct these resources to local public safety operations for improvements that will better serve our citizens,” Senator Pacheco said. “We in the legislature look forward to furthering our coordinated efforts to address these challenges and authorize actions designed to provide communities with the capacity to prevent, prepare and respond.”

CESFP grants are made available to the state through the Department of Justice and are disbursed to eligible municipal applicants. The Fire Department plans to utilize the grant resources for improved fit testing for masks and respiratory protection equipment.