Shrewsbury – Fire Chief James Vuona announced that the Shrewsbury Fire Department has been awarded an approximately $34,000 grant from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP).
The funds will purchase portable radio equipment for firefighters.
Firefighter Michael Borowiec wrote the successful application. Eligible municipalities were invited to solicit up to $50,000 in total funding to benefit their police and/or fire department needs.
“Shrewsbury Fire Department is grateful for this generous grant from the Baker-Polito Administration and its support of our department,” Vuona said. “These funds will allow us to purchase new equipment and improve the communication of our firefighters as we continue to serve our community through this pandemic.”
The department hopes to use the grant to purchase and install equipment this fall.
The Baker-Polito Administration allocated more than $9.6 million in grants to more than 100 local and state public safety agencies for additional resources to further aid in preventing, preparing for and/or responding to the coronavirus.